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MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Jean-Philippe Rameau, Concerto Grosso, Baroque Guitar

find more resources at oneclass.com The Baroque Orchestra Lecture Notes Baroque Orchestra - Standard Instruments: o Violin (2 groups) o Viola o Cello ...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Party Music, Woodwind Instrument, Oboe

Symphony Lecture Notes - instrumental music rivalling opera Symphony - symphony: a large scale, multi-movement work for orchestra o most important new instrumental genre of the classical era ...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Vienna Philharmonic, Organicism, E-Flat Clarinet

Symphony After Beethoven Lecture Notes Timeline - people look back at each other - Beethoven, Schubert - Berlioz, Schumann, Mendelssohn, - Liszt, Bruckner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky - Mahler, R. St...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Postminimalism, Staccato, Woodwind Instrument

Post-Minimalism Lecture Notes Adams th - When? Late 20 C to present - Where? America, chiefly the Bay area - What? Operas on contemporary subjects (“CNN Operas”), orchestral and chamb...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Ternary Form, Col Legno, Pizzicato

Program Music Romantic Virtuoso Lecture Notes Program Music - program music: instrumental music intended to represent something, typically a story th o a major theme in 19 C - co...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Chromatic Scale

Scales and Modes Interval: the distance between two pitches - octave: the interval between a pitch and another that has double the frequency Scale: a specific way of dividing the octave - chromatic sca...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Aria, Pietro Metastasio, Castrato

Opera Seria, Oratorio, Church Cantata Lecture Notes Opera Seria - result of reform to Italian opera in the early 18 century - instigated by librettists (poets who wrote the text to an opera, called the ...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Modest Mussorgsky, Gesamtkunstwerk, Process Music

MUAR211 Study Guide for my Study Guide Beethoven: organicism, larger orchestra, thematic development, progressives vs.conservatives Napoleon: emperor, French Rev Schubert: Lied, salon, Elf King Schumann: League of David,...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg, Emmanuel Chabrier, Maurice Ravel

Nationalism and Exoticism Lecture Notes Nationalism - Nationalism: preoccupation with the distinctiveness of one’s nation (its culture, traditions, language, etc.) o A nation is not necessarily a c...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Melisma, Bassoon, Fortepiano

MUAR211 Midterm Study Guide The Coronation of Poppea Dido and Aeneas Composer: Montethrdi Composer: Purcthl Time: Early 17 C Time: La...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture 28: MUAR211 Final Study Guide

MUAR211 Final Study Guide People Groups of People Beethoven thth When? Late 18 Early 19 C, Classical and Romantic Era Where? Vienna What? Symphony (primarily), string quartet, piano concerto, piano sonata, one opera, mostl...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Piccolo, Cadenza, E-Flat Clarinet

MUAR211 Quiz 2 Study Guide Symphony no. 5 in C- Carnaval Composer: Beethoven Composer: Schumann Time Period: Early 19 Cth ...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Glossary Of Musical Terminology, Libretto, Gigue

Origins of Comic Opera Lecture Notes Giulio Cesare (opera seria) vs Don Giovanni (opera buffa) - DG has ensemble - DG’s subject matter  full singing - DG, more action, GC more formal (no deaths on stage) ...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Dichterliebe, Song Cycle, Clara Schumann

Miniature or Character Piece, Lied Lecture Notes Miniature or Character Piece - a short work for piano that expresses a mood or represents a character - intimate genre - very short but very intense ...

Music Theory and Analysis
MUTH 211
Nina Penner
MUTH 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Florentine Camerata, Ostinato, Ancient Greek Philosophy

Invention of Opera Lecture Notes Invention of Opera - Opera: a form of theatre in which characters communicate through song instead of speech o A multimedia art form: music, poetry, painting, costum...

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MUTH 211
Nina Penner

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