MUS 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Minuet, Ternary Form, Scherzo

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Topic: chapter 33: disrupting the conversation: beethoven and the symphony in transition. Slide 1: early symphony history: began as italian opera overtures. Slide 2: the classical symphony: greatest contribution of the 18 th century: characteristics: Consists of movements that contrast in mood and character. Exploits expanded tone color and dynamics in the classical orchestra. Slide 3: the classical symphony: greatest contribution of the 18 th century: order of movements, fast= sonata-allegro form, slow= theme and variation or ternary form, dance= minuet and trio-later scherzo, fast= sonata-allegro or rondo. Slide 4: the classical orchestra: four families of instruments. Slide 5: ludwig van beethoven 1770-1827: prophet of romantic music: three compositional period. Slide 6: ludwig van beethoven: musical style: greater contrast in mood. Wider pitch and dynamic range: repetition of small rhythmic ideas, expanded forms, larger orchestras and new instruments. Trombone in symphony 5: unification of movements. Slide 7: ludwig van beethoven: symphonies: first two very classical in style, third symphony= eroica.

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