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Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz
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Explain why Symphonie Fantastique is considered sympony cyclic?
The repeating melody of the Beloved
What does the idee fixe represent in Symphonie Fantastique?
When was Symphonie Fantastique completed?
What is the subtitle of "Symphonie Fantastique"?
Symphonie Fantastique is actually the subtitle for the 1830 composition by Hector Berlioz, what is its official name?
Episode in the Life of An Artist
What is the subtitle of Episode in the Life of An Artist?
The main title of Berlioz "Symphonie Fantastique" is actually ____________________________________________________________.
Episode in the Life of An Artist
The French word "Fantastique" relates to what English word?
Both fantastique and ___________ come from the same root word?
The French meaning of _________ is similar to the word fantasy?
Describe the program of Symphony Fantastique?
An artist take opium and imagines that he sees his Beloved everywhere
Who is the subject of Symphonie Fantastique?
What drug does the Artist take in Symphonie Fantastique?
The Beloved represents what famous actress?
Who was Berlioz's love interest?
What is an idee fixe?
A unifying theme of Berlioz's symphony that returns in each movement. This motive represents the composer's beloved.
In Psychiatry, what does an idee fixe mean?
An overvalued idea or obsession
How many ophicleides were included in the Symphonie Fantastique score?
In what movement does the Idee Fixe first appear?
What is the name of the first movement in Symphonie Fantastique?
What movement is Dream-Passion in Symphonie Fantastique?
The idee fixe appears in Movement I as an ____________ _________ ________ theme?
Expansive, broadly sweeping theme
During what movement is the idee fixe in triple meter?
In what meter is the idee fixe in Movement II of Symphonie Fantastique?
The Beloved's melody waltzes in _______ meter during Movement II.
The Beloved's melody waltzes in triple meter during Movement __
What is the name of the 2nd movement in Symphonie Fantastique?
What movement of Symphonie Fantastique is A Ball?
In what meter is the idee fixe in The Ball?
What happens in the third movement of Symphonie Fantastique?
The artist tries to stop obsessing over his Beloved's melody by going out of town
In what movement of Symphonie Fantastique does the Artist go out of town to escape the Beloved?
What is the name of the movement of Symphonie Fantastique where the Artist goes out of town to escape his Beloved?
Movement III/ Scenes in the Countryy
What is the name of the third movement in Symphonie Fantastique?
Scenes in the Country
What movement of Symphonie Fantastique is Scenes in the Country?
What does the third movement of Symphonie Fantastique open with?
What does "Scenes in the Country" open with?
What type of instrument does Scenes in the Country open with?
How many woodwinds open the third movement in Symphonie Fanastique?
In Movement III of Symphonie Fantastique, the two opening woodwinds mimick what sound?
Traditional melody piped by Swiss cowherds
In the opening of Scenes in the Country, the woodwinds resemble what>?
Melodies by Swiss Cowherds
What happens towards the end of Scenes in the Country?
One woodwind stops and then thunder rumbles in the distance
Describe the woodwind Swiss cowherd melody towards the end of Scenes in the Country?
One resumes playing, the other stops, a thunder rumbles in the distance
The single woodwind playing the Swiss cowherd melody is interrupted by what natural phenomenon?
The thunder sound towards the end of Symphonie Fantastique is produced by what instrument?
How many timpanis are used to produce the sound of thunder?
Describe what happens in Movement IV of Symphonie Fantastique?
The Artist he has killed the Beloved and is now being marched to the guillotine
In what movement does the Artist dream that he has killed the Beloved and is now being marched to the guillotine?
Name of the 4th movement of Symphonie Fantastique?
March to the Scaffold
What movement of Symphonie Fantastique is viewed as the most supernatural one?
Describe the musical form of the fifth movement of Symphonie Fantastique?
Describe the musical form of Dream of A Witches' Sabbath of Symphonie Fantastique?
What is the name of the fifth movement of Symphonie Fantastique?
Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
Describe what occurs during the 5th movement of Symphonie Fantastique?
Artist envisions himself at a witches Sabbath
In what movement does the Artist envisions himself at a Witches Sabbath?
5th movement/ Dream of a Witches Sabbath
What is a witches sabbath?
a midnight meeting of spooky characters
What are some creature that were at the Witches' Sabbath?
In second five of Symphonie Fantastique, what does the Artist notice about the Beloved as she appears at the Witches' Sabbath?
She has lost her shy and noble character
How would the Beloved be described in the movements before Section V?
Shy and Noble
After the Beloved joins the sound of the Creature at the Witches Sabbath, and what melody combines with the Witches' Round Dance?
What melody combines with the Witches' Round Dance in the 5th movement of Symphonie Fantastique?
Describe the new sound of the Beloved's melody?
To create the Artist's grotesque vision of the Beloved, Berlioz employs a ____ ______________.
The clarinet that plays the Beloved in the 5th movement of Symphonie Fantastique is in what note?
What instrument plays the Beloved in MVT 5 of Symphonie Fantastique?
The the melody of Dies Irae begins to play in movement , it is in ________, ________________ notes at first, but then seems to move _________ because it is set to increasingly ______ note values.
Long, slow;;; faster, shorter values
What melody did Berlioz borrow from Dies Irae?
How does Dies Irae end?
All witches dance maddly to the sound of a Round Dance tha plays occasially with Dies Irae
Describe the texture of The Witches Round Dance and Dies Irae playing together?
In Symphonie Fantastique, how did Berlioz demonstrated his orchestration expertise?
Using many timbres
Why did Berlioz use many timbres in Symphonie Fantastique's MVT 5?
To enhance the spooky atmosphere
How did Berlioz enhance the spooky atmosphere in Symphonie Fantastique in MVT 5?
Using many different timbres
In the quiet opening of Dream of a Witches Sabbath, what technique did the string players use to limit some of the strings' vibration?
What is a mute?
A device placed in the strings of the instrument to change the timbre/limit vibration
In what movement are mutes used?
What is a tremolo?
bowing back and forth rapidly to create a "trembling" sound
In what movement were tremolos used in Symphonie Fantastique?
What two techniques were used in Symphonie Fantastique that change the timbre of the instruments?
Tremolo and Mutes
What were two unusual instruments that Berlioz used in Symphonie Fantastique?
Eb Clarinet; Ophicleides
What kind of instrument is an ophicleides?
Why did Berlioz use many timbres?
To enhance the spooky atmosphere
Was the Eb clarinet a common tone color during the Romantic Era?
What are the 2 unusual instruments Berlioz used in Symphonie Fantastique?
Ophicleide and Eb clarinet
In modern concerts, what instrument has replaced the ophicleide?
Before Dies Irae begins in "Witches Sabbath", what instruments are used to evoke the sound of the church bells?
Before Dies Irae begins in Witches Sabbath, ___________ evoke the sound of _________.
How long were Smithson and Berlioz married for?
According to critics, why was Mr. Berlioz is bizarre and ill-ordered?
He lacked inspiration and knowledge
According to critics, why is Berlioz violent?
Because he has no good reason to offer
Describe the tempo of the tremolos and strings at the beginning of Dream of A Witches Sabbath?
What is occurring in the beginning of Dream of A Witches Sabbath?
Tremolos; Strings using mutes
What follows the tremolos and the string instruments?
High woodwinds that end in a downward glissando
What follows the glissando and the tremolos and string instruments?
What follows the glissando woodwinds Dream of Witches Sabbath?
Tremolos and String Instruments with mutes
Woodwinds in a downward glissando
Describe the tempo of the Idee Fixe in Symphonie Fantastique?
Fortissimo in full orchestra; Allegro Asai (Super Fast)
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