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Department
Music
Course
MUS111H1
Professor
Joshua Pilzer
Semester
Winter

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Richard wagner (1813-83) Opera, or rather music-drama, composer Foregrounds the dramatic principle Total work of art -everything subservienet on drama the purely human, released from all convetion casting off of prepared forms of opera (and instrumental music atia and recitative - the other thing he is aspiring to he wants to cast of these forms in the interest of creating effective drama - he sees the late 19 century as the dawn of this real secular world view - he sees man ascended, the master of his own destiny and he wants drama to reflect that. Thats what the ring cycle is going to be about. His most ambitious work - leitmotif. - Interwovenness and organic development (technique of integration) - Orchestra (As chorus) vs. characters - Dirgetic vs. non-diegetic music Wagner invents this thing called the light motif, you have a particular melodic figure attached to a particular person or particular idea. - a lot of the leitmotif stuff shows up in the orchestra rather than what the
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