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Class Notes for Ethnomusicology at University of Toronto St. George

HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Hector Berlioz, Harriet Smithson, Symphonie Fantastique

Hector Berlioz  True Romantic, fascinated by literature  Treatise on orchestration (1843)  Works include operas, choral, song cycles Symphonie Fantastique  “Episode from the Life of an Artist” ...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Franz Liszt, Antonio Salieri, Gesamtkunstwerk

HMU126 – Lecture 8 – Old and New in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century Franz Liszt (1811-1886)  Born in Hungary  Early career based in Vienna (studied with Czerny and Salieri) and Paris  Spectacu...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Prepared Piano, Tritone, La Monte Young

Two Divergent Trends Serialism (gaining control)  Composer controls performance  Total serialism – composer extends serial techniques beyond pitch to dynamics, rhythm and timbre (very detailed, control...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Christos Hatzis, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich

Music of Christos Hatzis  Relate to postmodernism (do not privilege any style of music over another)  Deep spiritual quality  Goes beyond Post-Modernism o Lamento – effortless combination of s...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ballets Russes, Luigi Russolo

A World Turned Upside Down  Disintegration of social and political systems before WW1  Conventional syntax blurred  In addition to Impressionism and Expressionism, there were new directions in Cub...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Octatonic Scale, Cecil Sharp, Modest Mussorgsky

Nationalism in Late 19 Century  France and Russia wanted to free their composers from German-influenced conservatory tradition o In France – “Les Six” composers o In Russia – “The Mighty...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Winterreise, Song Cycle, Program Music

Themes and Images  Nature (green trees, grass, etc.)  Tragic and isolated young man (Goethe’s Werther)  Hunting (French horns) motif, supernatural  Medieval and ethnic roots  Nationalism in 1...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Choirboy, Sinfonia, Minuet

Concepts of Instrumental Music Classical style (compared to Baroque):  Melodic dominance and contrast (series of motives that change – compared to fortspinnung) Dramatic Tonal Articulation  Key chang...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Bel Canto, Cabaletta, George Sand

Bel Canto  Broad long melodies, orchestral accompaniment, colouratura (show vocal ability), cadenza-like passages  “beautiful singing” – applies mostly to Italian opera  Perfect legato production ...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Septet (Beethoven), Heiligenstadt Testament, Carl Czerny

Beethoven (1770-1827)  Born in north Vienna  Wanted to make career in Vienna and study with Mozart  32 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos Piano  Renowned concert performer and improviser, especially...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: La Serva Padrona, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Pietro Metastasio

Lecture 1: Classical  Late 1700’s – emphasis on instrumental music  New galant style in late 1720’s (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)  Based on opera heroic and seria opera Italian Opera Pietro Metastasio (...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU126H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Johann Christian Bach, Constanze Mozart, Ritornello

Concerto and Opera Johann Christian Bach  Important in copyright law  Began career in Italy, impacted London during 1760s, 1770s  Produced concerts with Abel  Sedentary but wrote a lot of music ...

Ethnomusicology
HMU126H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Nicola Vicentino, Luca Marenzio, Carlo Gesualdo

R. Giles HMU225 2015 Invention of Opera (Early 1600’s)  Italy remained most influential region of Europe from 1700-1800  Baroque: from Portuguese barocca – misshapen pearl  Renaissance to Baroque ...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Sonata Da Camera

HMU225 2015 R. Giles Lecture 11 Summary: Seventeenth-Century Music II Instrumental Music  Renaissance: transcriptions of vocal music, instruments not specified, no idiomatic writing (knowledge of instrum...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker
HMU111H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Dieterich Buxtehude, Arcangelo Corelli, The Well-Tempered Clavier

Music in the Early 18th Century Music for Organ Dieterich Buxtehude (ca. 1637–1707)  Organist at Saint Mary’s church, married daughter of previous organist  Composed in Protestant tradition (chorale preludes,...

Ethnomusicology
HMU111H1
Mary Ann Parker

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