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strophic

describes a song where the stanzas are all sung to the same music

song cycle

Group of songs, generally with texts by the same poet, unified by a story line or literary theme.

waltz

a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat

polonaise

a woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirt

mazurka

a Polish national dance in triple time

prelude

music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera

nocturne

a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)

impromptu

with little or no preparation or forethought

rubato

a flexible tempo

character piece

A piece of CHARACTERISTIC MUSIC, especially one for PIANO.

Franz Schubert

-Austrian composer known for his compositions for voice and piano (1797-1828)
-1797-1828, viennese closee circle of artistic friends, over 600 songs, chamber music, piano pieces, symphonies-Gretchen am Spinnrade

Felix Mendelssohn

-German musician and Romantic composer of orchestral and choral works (1809-1847)
-This German composer was famous for his work as both a pianist and conductor. He wrote an overture for William Shakespeare's comedy "A Midsummer Nights Dream".

Robert Schuman

-creator of the Coal and Steal community
-Worked with Monnet to call for a special international organization to control and integrate all European steel and coal production.

Clara Schuman

Daughter of Schumans music teacher. Virtuoso performer.

Romanticism

a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization

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