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Music Quiz: Romantic Era
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a piece of orchestral music in a single continuous section (a movement) in which the content of a poem, a story or novel, a painting, a landscape or another (non-musical) source is illustrated or evoked
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it; best seen in russia
Nineteenth-century trend in which composers wrote music that evoked feelings and settings of distant lands or foreign cultures.
Music that describes a nonmusical subject, like a story, object, or scene, through the use of musical effects
"Fixed Idea", a term coined by Berlioz for a recurring musical idea that links different movements of a work.
Harmony utilizing chords built on the five chromatic notes of the scale in addition to the seven diatonic ones; produces rich harmonies.
a flexible tempo using slight variations of speed to enhance musical expression
a composed song in which the text, melody, and accompaniment, are interrelated to create a unified effect
group of art songs unified by a story line that runs through their poems, or by musical ideas linking the songs.
Austrian composer known for his compositions for voice and piano (1797-1828)
German romantic composer known for piano music and songs (1810-1856)
married Robert Schumann whom she outlived by 40 years; father was an ambitious music teacher; first public concert at nine; first recital at 12
Relation: Romantic Composer Not much to say. Very much like Beethoven and other composers. Focused on the intensity and emotion of music rather than the technical notes, etc.; wrote only pieces for piano
Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso (1811-1886)
German musician and Romantic composer of orchestral and choral works (1809-1847); child prodigy, had his own orchestra
(1803 - 1869); symphony fantastique: programmatic, idee fixe
Balakirev, Cui, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
pictures at an exhibition: originally for piano, orchestrated by Maurice Ravel in 1922, uses Russian Orthodox hymn
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(1840-1893); 6 symphonies, 1812 overture: uses orthodox hymn, french anthem, russian anthem, about napoleons failed march on Moscow in 1812
Bohemia in particular, nationalistic country
Ein Deutches Requiem
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Operas on mythological themes; continuous music (lots of instrumental); leitmotif; der Ring des nibelungen; built his own theater in Bayreuth
1860-1911, Brahms' Viennese successor, conductor, radical ideas, symphony, big orchestra, unusual sounds for a concert hall
ein heldenleben, "a hero's life": about his own life
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