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music that "is composed for the appreciation of musical sound" it does not tell a story
in Symphonie fantastique, Berlioz uses this musical theme that appears in all five movements
A piece of program music that is a fairly short, single-movement work for concert-
--Much of Tchaikovsky's depression and many of his problems stemmed from being homosexual in a society that did not recognize it.
--Mendelssohn revived the St. Matthew Passion; initiating widespread performances of Bach's music
--Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor differs from classical concertos in that it has the soloist
introduce the first theme before the orchestra plays it.
-La Bohème realism opera-an Italian operatic point of view favoring realistic subjects taken from everyday, often lower-class life
- French opera with plots from romantic drama or fantasy that relied on beautiful melodies
To help singers project over the opera orchestra, the orchestra in Wagner's Bayreuth theater was placed
under the stage.
The movies that embrace the same dramatic elements of good against evil and the search for power as Wagner's Ring Cycle are The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars
Debussy creates a languid, sensual mood in Prélude à "L'après-midi d'une faune" in part, by using
irregular nebulous (hazy, vague, confused) meter.
Many composers used folk music of isolated villages to express nationalism because they believed the people of those villages were untarnished since they had never been anywhere else.
Track #36 1. Schubert: "Erlkonig" ("King of Elves")
Track #37 2. Chopin: Nocturne, op. 9, no. 2
Track #38 3. Berlioz: "Dream of a Witches Sabbath" from Symphonie fantastique, V
Track #1-8 4. Smetana: "The Moldau"
Track #9 5. Brahms: A German Requiem "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place"
Track #10 6. Verdi: "O Earth Goodbye" from Aida
Track #11-15 7. Debussy: Prelude to "Afternoon of a faun"
Track #16-17 8. Stravinksy: Rite of Spring "Dance of the Young Girls"
Track #18 9. Schoenberg: "Der Mondfleck" (Moonfleck) no. 18 from Moonstruck Pierre
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