VPMA99H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Dune, Eduard Hanslick, Franz Liszt

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Published on 15 Feb 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Music and Culture
Course
VPMA99H3
Professor
Music History II Lecture 6
Beethoven Legacy
-he brought symphony to a point of exhaustion and explosion
-his work is not just an extension of movement, but infusion of many elements, like expansion of
coda and addition of a choir
-seems like there is nothing else to do with symphony and puts much pressure on the composers
in the Romantic period
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
-addition of choir, not an element of symphony
-seems like symphonic genre is over
-some composers in Romantic period emulate Beethoven, pick up his innovation and extend it
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
-5 movements
-program music in the finale
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
-duet career, composer and music critic (write article about music), Schumann is also a music
critic
-Beethoven is his idol
-infuse programmatic elements into symphony
Berlioz’s Innovation
-extraordinarily innovation orchestration
-harmony: non-functional, used for colouristic effect
-unconventional, nominal forms
-new and hybrid genres
-interested in sound and timbre
-did unusual thing with harmony that break rules
-effect of colour in certain chords
-do not follow a given form
-mix voices with symphony
-composed lyric monodrama (Lelio), symphonie dramatique (Romeo and Juliet), dramatic legend
(Faust), sacred trilogy (L’enfance du Christ)
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 (1830)
-5 movements
i. Reveries, passions
ii. Un bal
iii. Scene aux champs
iv. Marcbe au splice
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He brought symphony to a point of exhaustion and explosion. His work is not just an extension of movement, but infusion of many elements, like expansion of coda and addition of a choir. Seems like there is nothing else to do with symphony and puts much pressure on the composers in the romantic period. Addition of choir, not an element of symphony. Some composers in romantic period emulate beethoven, pick up his innovation and extend it. Duet career, composer and music critic (write article about music), schumann is also a music critic. Did unusual thing with harmony that break rules. Composed lyric monodrama (lelio), symphonie dramatique (romeo and juliet), dramatic legend (faust), sacred trilogy (l"enfance du christ) 5 movements: reveries, passions, un bal, scene aux champs, marcbe au splice www. notesolution. com, songe d"une nuit du sabbat. Idee fixe- recurring theme, return in each movement. Thematic transformation- theme returns in its entirety, but with its character transformed through instrumentation, rhythm/meter, articulation tempo.