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Context

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Department
Music
Course
MUS111H1
Professor
Joshua Pilzer
Semester
Fall

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MUS110H1 Lecture 7 Context 10-12-07 2:10 AM Thursday, November 11, 2010 Music & Context What is Context? Text: Is the object of study: the words or notes on the page, the translation of the symbols into sound --- but removed from everything else, including its cultural environment Con: Everything that goes with it, relates to it, causes it, is affected by it --- economics, politics, religion, changing social roles of musicians, technological developments, music in popular culture, etc. Why do we feel compelled to know something about the context of a piece of music? Music is always the same, the text doesnt change, but the context can What are some of the differences between live and recorded studio performances? Between recorded studio and recorded live performances? i.e. M. Praetorius, In dulci jubilo, for 5 choirs (1619) To what extent might our knowledge of context determine the historical importance of a composition? st i.e. J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 5, 1 movement (1723) W.A. Mozart (1756-91) Child prodigy Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Deaf We want to know the person behind the composition i.e. Beethoven, Symphony Nr. 3 in E-Flat (1803) Igor Stravinsky www.notesolution.com
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