15 terms

Music Humanities

Symphony No 5. C Minor, Op 67
Dah dah dah dum! Motivic consistency, organic, scherzo (like minuet, triple meter) fragmentation to two notes, then one. tension, fematas, solo oboe, extra long coda,
Erlkonig (The Erlking)
Franz Shubert
lied-minature, only piano accompaniment- horses, through composed, 3 distinct characters,
Dichterlibe (A Poet's Love)
Robert Schumann
song cycle- many poems, common theme, some strophic some through composed, ends first poem without cadence, ebbing and flowing,
Nocturne in F Sharp, Op 15 No 2
Frederic Chopin
night piece, chromaticism, rubato,
Symphonie Fantastique
Hector Berlioz
autobiographical, idee fixe-obsession, bigger orchestra, program symphony,
Guiseppe Verdi
catchy tune, duke aria, rhythmic motive, strophic form, clear voice,
Ring Cycle, The Valkyrie
Richard Wagner
Leitmotiv, 4 nights of opera, dramatic, character's thoughts, not quite an aria,
Madame Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini
artificial Japanese sounding motive, dreamy, leitmotiv,
Pictures at an Exhibition
Modest Musorgsky
promenade that changes, based on russian folk tune, written for piano, quituple meter, music set to paintings
Three Nocturnes, Clouds
Claude Debussy
impressionistic, suggestive not explicit, slow, no solid-forward theme, vague rhythm, low drum roll, no true form (ABA') or structure, fragmentary
The Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky
Arrhythmic, no story, avant garde, folk tune fragments, dissonant polyphony, off rhythmic accents
Pierrot Lunaire
Arnold Schoenberg
"Night" and "Moonfleck" song cylce, sprechstimme- speech-song, avant garde, expressionism, chromatic ostinato, atonal, chamber orchestra,
The Unanswered Question
Charles Ives
two conductors, 3 separate sections, strings, brass, woodwinds each representing, not traditional polyphony, question repeated the exact same,
Lux Aeterna (Internal Light)
Gyorgy Ligeti
16 solo singers + chorus, all twelve pitches chords, focusing pitches, explores texture as music
Poeme Electronique
Edgard Varese
Collage of noises,