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Lecture 8

Lecture 8

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Department
Music and Culture
Course
VPMA99H3
Professor
Andy Lee
Semester
Winter

Description
Music History II Lecture 8 Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) -influenced by Wagners harmonic language, just like how Beethoven influenced Romantic composers -increased chromaticism, atonal, instability -chromaticism helps to sharpen and heighten passage -many chromaticism create ambiguity of key -dissonanace vs. resolution, tonal harmonic progression start to break down -Mahler is known for a conductor in Vienna and New York -compose symphony and song (Lied) -compose no opera -manifestation of song that is composed for voice and piano -piano part gets expanded to orchestral accompaniment -purpose of expression, tone colour, textural capability in orchestra -theme includes life and death, twist of irony -portray self-aware consciousness Collection of 5 songs
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