Music Appreciation: Romantic Era
Terms in this set (18)
What years was the Romantic Era?
What type of music was in the Romantic Era?
emotional extremes; had rich harmonies and flowing melodies
Who was the music of the Romantic Era written for?
the general public
How does the music of the 19th century differ from music of the 18th century?
Music of the 19th century had: concert overtures, it was louder, and it was more descriptive
What was the main and most popular instrument of the Romantic Era?
Who were two popular pianists of the Romantic Era?
Chopin and Liszt
What did Liszt create?
symphonic poem (one movement symphonies)
What is an opera?
A musical dramatic work
Who was Puccini?
a tragic opera composer
What was La Boheme?
An opera set in Bohemia; the story line is the basis for Rent
What was Wagner known for?
What is a leitmotif?
specific melodies used to describe or identify characters, forces of nature, ideas, etc.
Who are the Mighty Five?
Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov
Who was not a member of the Five?
What is program music?
instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene
What is absolute music?
What is an overture?
Instrumental opening to a multi-movment work that provides a sampling of the melodic themes to come in the remainder of the work. (ex. Found in Opera)
What is a concert overture?
an overture that is not connected to any following music, such as an opera