MUS 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Bartolomeo Cristofori, Sustain Pedal, Character Piece
Topic: chapter 38: dancing at the keyboard: chopin and romantic piano music. Lg 28 chopin: mazurka in b-flat minor, op. Chapter 38: dancing at the piano: chopin and romantic piano music. Slide 1: the nineteenth-century piano: the piano is central to the western musical tradition, suited to amateurs and professionals. > taste of new mass public: staple of refined education, suitable for polyphonic and homophonic textures, variety of dynamic and resonant effects, rise of virtuoso pianists (beethoven) Slide 2: history of piano: invented by bartolomeo cristofori in 1709, three new mechanisms: Damping the sound: 19th century= new construction. Additional pitches= 88 keys at turn of 20th century. Slide 3: the short lyric piano piece: character piece. Melodious and dramatic moods within a compact form. Slide 4: frederic chopin (1810-1849) poet of the piano : born outside warsaw, poland. >french father, polish mother: 1831 to paris for remainder of career.