Friday January 28, 2011
Orchestral introduction: establishes the key and the mood of the concerto.
Introduction first, then soloist
Another type of sonata (to add to the two types of solo sonata)- Trio Sonata.
Trio sonata is harder to spot, because there almost never are 3 different
people. It’s usually 3 parts. I can be 1 part with 2 on basso continuo, but
one or more people can play the basso continuo
Won’t be on exam!
La Primavera is the first movement from The Four Seasons.
Dance suites are individual movements that are dances.
They are all about the beat (read notes- terms in bold are ones we need
Became famous in Italy, and then really became very famous in England. What he is
most known for is his 39 Italian-style operas.
Example: Giulio Cesare
o Beginning (overture) very homophonic
o Uneven division of beat
o About Roman history (serious opera was almost always about
antiquity in this era)
o When Ceasar comes in, he (she) beings an aria
o Later a recitative beings (no beat)
Da capo aria is a matter of form. You have music at the b