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This was Bach's response to romanticism in the late 19th century. This is because he was viewed as the more progressive composer of the time. An example is Bach's Symphony no. 3 in F major.
This music is very direct and often thought of as hypnotic. There is much repetition (ostinato) and always has a articulated beat. An example of this can be heard in Adam's Dr. Atomic.
music portrayed the most extreme, innermost human feelings, often those of anguish, hysteria, or a violent reaction. You can hear this in Shoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire.
is a kind of German opera in which all of the constituent parts of the opera, e.g., the music the poetry, the sets, the lighting, became equal partners and all contributed to the whole. This music is connected with Wagner such as hear in is "ring" opera's.
long, beautiful melody, often quite florid found in opera where the voice is the most the important element. This can be found in Verdi's opera Rigoletto.
this is a song during the Mexican Revolution, a kind of Revolutionary song. It can be heard in the third movement of Revuelta's Homage to Frederico Garcia Lorca.
a single-movement, programmatic pieces that were subsequently imitated by late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century composers. You can here a symphonic poem example in Smetana's The Moldau from My Country.
A song cycle of 21 songs by Schoenberg. This song cycle includes poems by Giraud and is based on a clown. It is scored for a soprano voice and five instrumentalists.
The Rite of Spring
A primitive style ballet written by stravinsky with two large parts. This piece was immediately controversial and a riot broke out during its premiere.
where the singer must only approximate the actual pitch, but execute all rhythms precisely. This style of singing can be heard in Schoenberg's The Moonfleck from Pierrot Lunaire.
A ballet score written by Aron Copland. This piece includes a shaker hymn tune; tis the gift to be simple. This piece has four variations.
Related to the post-modern composers, this music is notated with unconventional symbols, graphs, instructions, etc.This can be heard in Crumb's "Little Black Horse".
This is the recording of natural sounds. The sounds are then manipulated. You can hear and example of this in Varese's Electronic Poem.
a nineteenth-century trend that promoted the use of indigenous music. You can hear a form of nationalism in Smetana's symphonic poems My Country.
A term used to describe Wagner's music dramas as a total work of art. You can hear this in Wagner's Ring opera's.
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