Music 125 Week 5
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Music 125 M W 12120pm CRN 36881 Week 41 Lecture Notes Corresponding Readings Text p 148201 Monday April 28 2014 History Program MusicAbsolute Music Polar opposites Program music a piece that relates to a story Opera Absolute music composed for its own sake Gray area not knowing any history about the piece or the composer In Class Listening Spring from The Four Seasons 1 Movement Composer Antonio Vivaldi Programmatic concerto for solo violin orchestra Ritornello Homophonic Harmonic Series Any time you hear a note there are other notes that can be heard within the sound of that note being played Major Chords These notes exist as a scientific fact All major chords are variants of the harmonic series Minor Chords In con ict with the natural acoustics of music Makes major sound a little darker Do not resonate mathematically In Class Listening Water Music Suite in D Major Composer George Frederic Handel Observations from the Class Seems like a conversation with the back and forth motion of the music The name Water Music suggests there could be a story The Royal Family approached Handel and they wanted him to write the music for a party they were going to have on boats oating down the river It had to be loud enough for everyone to hear Absolute switching up instruments so people don39t get board Program could be water or telling the story of a party Subject Fugue Very specific type of imitative polyphony Defining it is highly dependent on texture In Class Listening Prelude Fugue in C minor Composer IS Bach Program or absolute Absolute demonstrate how to write a fugue There was no picture painted The purpose was to show how the parts come together Texture Polyphonic 3 voices but one person playing Staggered imitative polyphony not a round or a canon Tuesday April 30 2014 History Recall IS Bach39s Prelude and Fugue in C minor Subject The main theme 1 statement Answer Subsequent entrance of main theme Counter Subject Accompaniment to the answer Episode Miscellaneous material Stretto Rapid entrances of a fragment of the subject subject let MIDTERM MATERIAL GOES TO THIS POINT Classical Era 17501825 IS Bach Died 1750 Beethoven Died 1827 5th symphony semi dramatic 9th symphony very dramatic Semi like a composer of Romantic Period Classical Recall circle Baroque era decorated it which Classical appreciated it in its simplicity Very predictable and happy but not emotionally happy calm simple In Class Listening Eine Kline Nacht A Little Night Music Composer WA Mozart Form Recall Binary A B Ternary A B A Sonata Allegro Sonata Allegro Exposition happens twice Classical Development Recapitulation Exposition repeat Development Recap Theme 1 Theme2 builds off theme Thm 1 Thm 2 Trans Trans main main Main key Different Key
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