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- -Johann Wolfgang van Goetne
- -Dark and stormy night, 4 characters 1 singer
Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai
- -First of 16 songs
- -Lied, from a song cycle
- -Strophic, 2 versus with the same music
- -Polonaise is a subgenre
- -Ternary form and rubato
- -Triple meter
Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, no. 2 URL
- -Character piece
- -Ternary (ABA), Rubato, mostly major tonality
Verdi: Rigoletto, excerpt from Act III
- -A play by Victor Hugo
- -Catchy melodies and movements
Wagner -- Die Walküre, Ride of the Valkyries
Plot based on?
Orchestra is integral part of what?
- -Legend, folktale, supernatural
- -Valkyries=War princesses
- -Orchestra is integral part of the drama: "Ride" leitmotif
- -Endless Melody: Continuous music, no aria/recitative depiction
Dvořák -- Rusalka, "Song to the Moon"
-Only one of?
-Shows Wagnerian influence how?
- -Folk story
- -Water nymph long to be human
- -Premiered in Prague, 1801
- -Shows Wagnerian influence (continuous music, system of motives, harmonic language)
Tchaikovsky -- Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
How many Acts?
Written in how many days?
- -3 Acts
- -40 days
- -Marius Petipa
Debussy -- Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (1894)
In 1912, turned into what which was choreographed by?
- -Symphonic poem
- -Inspired by a poem by Mallarme
- -In 1912, turned into a Modernist ballet tusses
- -Choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky
Stravinsky -- Rite of Spring, I: Dance of Youths and Maidens
Extensive use of what?
- -Ballet, now mostly a concert work
- -Nijinsky choreographer
- -Extensive use of Russian folksongs, Pagan rituals of ancient Russians (sacrifice)
Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire (1912)
How many players/instruments?
- -Song cycle (21 songs)
- -Text by Albert Giraus
- -Based on the stock character Pierrot (a native and eccentric clown)
- 5 players, 8 instruments
Copland: Appalachian Spring (1944/45)
Cage, Sonatas and Interludes, Sonata V (1948)
Set of what?
- -For prepared piano
- -Set of 16 sonatas and 3 interludes
- -Extended techniques
Beethoven -- Piano Sonata #8, "Pathetique," ii, Adagio cantabile
Opens with a famous?
- - opens with a famous cantabile melody
Beethoven -- Symphony no. 5, i: Allegro con brio
What is repeated?
- -Beethoven's fifth, sounds loud and then calms down after the fifth is first played
Beethoven -- Symphony no. 5, ii: Andante con moto
- -Slow cello at the beginning, mostly calm/quiet piano dynamic
Beethoven -- Symphony no. 5, iii: Allegro: Scherzo and trio
- -Triumphant/loud, with flute sections in the middle of the triumphant sections
- -Violin thing in the middle, fast playing triumphant
Beethoven -- Symphony no. 5, iv: Allegro URL
- -Stars out loud, forte
- -Sounds like a finale
Franz Liszt -- "La Campanella"
- -Piano playing, high key keeps being played, really stands out at beginning
Berlioz -- Symphony Fantastique, IV: March to the Scaffold
- -Low drums, dark sounding
- -A lot of pizzicato
Smetana -- Vltava File (1874)
- -Symphonic poem
- -Clarinet w/pizzicato at beginning
- -Sweet sounding violin in middle
Brahms -- Ein Deutsches Requiem, movement 4
- -Singing with orchestra
Verdi -- Requiem, excerpt from "Libera Me,"