MUSIC 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Textile Workers Strike (1934), Reconstruction Era, Norma Rae

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Large scale concepts and discussions
telelology( what is it? Who were composers who did or did not adhere to
teleological forms)
Pushed by the relationship (tension) centered around tonic (I) and
dominant (V)
Sonata form is definitely teleological
What is impressionism, who were the composers/artists? How did debussy use
the orchestra differently to Wagner? Did Debussy like Wagner?
Debussy’s prelude to the afternoon of the fawn vs Wagner’s prelude
Compared orchestration of the beginnings (the special chord)
Debussy’s prelude placed focus on the flute; Wagner used many
more instruments
Debussy had love-hate relationship with Wagner
Sonata form (what are the sections? How many areas?)
Variation form (what is it? Which pieces?
Xiao Chen played Rachmaninoff’s Corelli Variations
What is jazz? Different categories? Characteristics?
The Thelonius Monk Institute lecture
Chinese instruments (families? What are the instruments in each family? What
do they sound like? Which stringed instrument has a bridge? Materials used?
Expensive instruments with silk stirng
EME (What is the Cantigas de Santa Maria? What instruments did we hear? How
were the instruments played? How were they different from modern instruments?
What are the six rhythmic modes? What did we sing together? What was the
form?
HW for TA Section this week as part of final exam review
Categorize all western pieces that were covered in class into these period (Renaissance,
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Post-Romantic, contemporary) and make general
observations about the periods
Music and Politics
Winssboro Cottin Mill Blues (1979) by Frederic Rzewski
Political music
Based on 1930s industrial folk song about textile mills of Winsboro, NC of same
name
Listen to the beginning: 3 Adjectives to describe the sound
Tumultous, thunderstorm-like, similar to machines in a factory
Not only does the sound of the piano resemble the cotton mill machines
(loud, jarring, repetitive),
Fingers not moving but entire body was playing the piece
Musically represents the physical toil of the workers, exerting
energy
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Who were composers who did or did not adhere to teleological forms) Pushed by the relationship (tension) centered around tonic (i) and dominant (v) Debussy"s prelude to the afternoon of the fawn vs wagner"s prelude. Compared orchestration of the beginnings (the special chord) Debussy"s prelude placed focus on the flute; wagner used many more instruments. Hw for ta section this week as part of final exam review. Categorize all western pieces that were covered in class into these period (renaissance, Baroque, classical, romantic, post-romantic, contemporary) and make general observations about the periods. Winssboro cottin mill blues (1979) by frederic rzewski. Based on 1930s industrial folk song about textile mills of winsboro, nc of same name. Listen to the beginning: 3 adjectives to describe the sound. Tumultous, thunderstorm-like, similar to machines in a factory. Not only does the sound of the piano resemble the cotton mill machines (loud, jarring, repetitive), Fingers not moving but entire body was playing the piece.

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