Unit 4--Classical Music Vocabulary
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Classical Period Dates
Haydn Mozart Beethoven
Who were the 3 main composers of the Classical Period?
refers to the form of a single movement.
sets up a strong conflict between the tonic key and the new key, and between the first and second theme
Bridge or transition
In sonata form, ________________ leads to the second theme, which is in the new key
often the most dramatic section of a movement.
a short musical idea developed within a composition
The beginning of the __________________ brings resolution, as we again hear the first theme in the tonic key.
Rounds off a movement by repeating themes or developing them further.
Theme and variations
a basic musical idea is repeated over and over and is changed each time
original melody is accompanied by a new one
often used of classical symphonies, string quartets, and other works.
means "from the beginning"
Like a minuet, a _____________ is usually in A B A form and triple meter, but it moves more quickly, generating energy, rhythmic drive, and rough humor.
a work that's usually light in mood, meant for evening entertainment
features a tuneful main theme (A) which returns several times in alternation with other themes
contains a development section like that in sonata form and is outlined ABA - development section - ABA.
An extended, ambitious composition typically lasting between 25 and 45 minutes, exploiting the expanded range of tone color and dynamics of the classical orchestra
a three-movement work for an instrumental soloist and orchestra.
A special, unaccompanied showpiece for the soloist within a concerto is called a ______________.
designed for the intimate setting of a room in a home or palace, rather than for a public concert hall
a piece of music written for two violins, a viola, and a cello.