Lecture 5

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Published on 16 Mar 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Music and Culture
Course
VPMA99H3
Professor
Music History II Lecture 5
Stile Galant
-short repeated balanced pattern
-figuration
Genre of the Classical period
-opera buffa, intermezzo, symphony
Mozart
-Marriage of Figaro, opera buffa
-“Se Vuol ballare, cavatina aria
Figaro
-role as servant
-bass voice
-simple tuneful melody
-symmetrical balanced structure
The Storming of the Bastille (French Revolution)
-set free political prisoners
-idea of equality
-raise people’s social status
19th century Romanticism
-literary age (novel)
-music affected by literary ideas
-gradual changes in style
-dramatic changes in aesthetic/ meaning of art
-artist expresses individual idea through his work
-people take art more seriously
-music as high art instead of entertainment
Political Factions
-dominance of political liberalism
-nationalism
Science and Technology
-Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of the Species
-new knowledge is gained through exploration
-science vs. religion
Socio-Economic Conditions
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-middle-class expands
-distinction between city and rural life
-avocation of nature
-instruments are less expensive
-concert ticket and music score become more common
Music as Bildung
-cultivate and elevate a person
-deeply thinking person
-marker of social status
-dimension of spirituality
-art is a replacement of religion
Intellectual Trends
-disillusionment with Enlightenment
-some turn back toward religion, some treat art as religion
-priority on individualism and subjectivity
-less focus on reason, turn back to irrational
-preoccupation with irrational and supernatural element
-greater importance of fine art
-sublime as opposed to structure and order
-sense of unknown
-beautiful but dangerous and overwhelming
-supernatural element
Significance of Instrumental Music
-absolute vs. program music
-music can go beyond words
-absolute music does not have a story
-program music has literary, storyline, evoke feeling, imagery
-also tie to non-musical idea
-people are interested in old music
-new interest in history
-historical body of music work
-shift in music notion
Lied
-German art song
-initially a private genre for amateur/ home performance
-cultivated as art genre, becomes public (recitals)
Liederkreis (song cycle)
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