MUS 114 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Antonio Vivaldi, Ritornello

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Topic: chapter 26: sounding spring: vivaldi and the baroque concerto. Lg 16 vivaldi: spring, from the four seasons (la primavera) Chapter 26: sounding spring: vivaldi and the baroque concerto. Slide 1: sounding spring: vivaldi and the baroque concerto: instrumental music capable of creating meaning through patterns of sound, composers often called upon written language to help explore the possibilities of what music could mean. Slide 2: the baroque concerto: based on the opposition between two dissimilar bodies of sound. Contrasted one or more featured instruments with a larger orchestral ensemble: three movements: fast-slow-fast. Fast movement based on alternation between orchestral refrains (ritornellos) and virtuosic outburst by the soloist(s). (grosso- more than 1 soloist). Slide 3: antonio vivaldi (1678-1741: music master at conservatorio dell"ospedale della pieta. >important music school for orphaned girls: prolific composer. >also chamber music, operas, cantatas, other sacred works: holy orders il prete rosso (red-haired priest)

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