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McGill University
Music-Arts Faculty
MUAR 211
Jerry M.Cain

MUAR 211 – The Art of Listening Winter 2013 February 21 , 2013  the Romantic era (19 century) was a cultural movement emphasizing emotion, imagination & individualism  based partially on reaction against balance & restraint of Classical art & music  basic quality: emotion subjectivity  important emphasis on nature as source of inspiration  romantic characteristics in music o nationalism  desire to intentionally create and/or celebrate own national identity within artistic creations o exoticism  desire to intentionally create and/or celebrate a foreign national identity within artistic creations o program music  instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, scene or something extra-musical; non-musical association usually identified by title and/or explanatory notes within concert program o chromatic harmony  use of chords & pitches that don’t function normally within diatonic tonal system of major & minor keys; use of chromatic harmony creates heightened emotional or evocative effect while also loosening aural sense of key & tonic  increasing wealth & political power among middle class = more public music making, large-scale instrumental concerts, public opera houses, formation of community & professional orchestra, musical societies & subscription concert series  salons: semi-private gatherings in home of upper-middle & aristocratic classes; venue for various artistic activities & also for philosophical debate & political intrigue  lied/lieder/art song: genre of monody (song) composed for solo voice with piano accompaniment o musical setting of a high-quality poem o popularity due to the large presence
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