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MUS121 Intro to Listening Chapter 11 Notes

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These notes were taken directly from the textbook and cover chapter 11.
Into to listening
Benjamin Crofut
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MUS121, Intro to Listening, Introduction to Listening, Chapter 11, Music
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Date Created: 03/01/16
Chapter 11- The Classical Symphony  Classical sonata is a multimovement work in one of two schemes, either of which has three or four movements  Three-movement plan:  First Movement- fast tempo, sonata form  Second Movement- slow tempo, sonata, theme and variations, or other form  Third Movement- fast tempo, rondo, sonata, or other form  Four-movement plan:  First movement- fast tempo, sonata form  Second movement- slow tempo, sonata, theme and variations, or other form  Third movement- medium tempo, minuet and trio or scherzo, and trio form  Fourth Movement- fast tempo, rondo, sonata, or other form  Single-Movement Sonata Form  Sonata form- a musical form encompassing one movement of a composition and consisting of three sections (exposition, development, and recapitulation) the last often followed by a coda  Sonata form based on statement or two contrasting melodies or themes  Theme- a musical idea that serves as a starting point for the development of a composition or section of a composition  Exposition  Forms bases of entire movement (usually two)  Mozart’s work – first theme is fairly energetic, second theme lyrical  Connected by a bridge  Usually definite cadence, pause, or both separating bridge and second theme  Sometimes a short section called codetta after second theme  Development- in general sense, the elaboration of musical material through various procedures  Concretes on themes presented in exposition  Themes may be fragmented into small melodic or rhythmic motives  Motives- a short melodic or rhythmic theme that reappears frequently throughout a work or section of a work as a unifying device  no two development sections are the same  all have in common the process of modulation  modulation- gradual or rapid change from one key to another within a composition  Recapitulation- restates the themes from the exposition  Change is the second theme appears at the pitch level of the home key (tonal center of the overall movement)  Creates sense of unity and balance  Some pieces coda is added as an extended conclusion  Coda- the concluding section of a musical work or individual movement, often leading to a final climax and coupled with an increase in tempo  Theme and Variations- a form based on a single theme and its subsequent repetition, with each new statement varied in some way from the original  Popular form often used for second movements  Followed by a series of varied versions of the same theme  Minuet and Trio- a form employed in the third movement of many classical symphonies, cast in a stately triple meter and ternary form (ABA)  Beethoven experimented with this and in place of the minuet, a much faster type of piece known as the scherzo and trio  Scherzo- a sprightly, humorous, instrumental piece, swift in tempo  The Classical Orchestra  Composition of the orchestra became standardized due to the work of Johann Stamitz  Johann Stamitz- a violinist, composer, and conductor of the orchestra at the German city of Mannheim  Mannheim orchestra developed into most celebrated musical ensemble in Europe  Franz Joseph Haydn developed both the classical symphony and the string quartet forms  He is often called the Father of Symphony and the Father of the String Quartet  Symphony- a sonata for orchestra  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  First major composer of the classical period  Known for forty-one symphonies, many operas including Le Nozze di Figaro¸concertos, chamber works, and a Requiem Mass


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