Music Appreciation Final Exam
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Romantic period-the composer "stole" some time here and put it back there. Moving faster and slower in parts, personal to each composer.
Solo voice and piano, based off poetry, mostly English and German poets of the time. Lied is German art song.
Quits job as teacher to compose music. Composed symphonies after Mozart; 600. Created the song cycle genre Died of syphilis.
Parents wanted him to go to law school. He studied piano then hurt his hand. Composed some miniature works. Ends up in an institution after attempt to kill himself. Had mental illness
Married to Robert. Best pianist of time period. She was more famous than her husband.
Tightly grouped number of songs that tell one story or have one common theme
Pure, abstract, no narration, only focused on what's going on in the music
Small storylines, portrays something other than just whats going on in the music
One movement work for orchestra to express emotions and a storyline
An idea that dominates one's mind especially for a prolonged period
Romantic period. Like opera, relates to high end culture
In Listz situation, it was compared to a rock concert
Short one movement composition made to improve a performer's technique
Beautiful Italian singing
Synthesis of the arts and the comprehension artwork
Reoccuring theme in music based on a person, place, or idea
Italian opera that flourished in the 19th century. Habanera
German composer, conductor, theatre/director known for his operas
Italian composer wrote 39 operas. Most famous for Italian comedies.
Italian romantic opera composer. Most of his works were preformed in opera houses
Italian composer who wrote operas which were mostly preformed as standard repertoire
Born in Poland. Poet of piano
Musical messiah. Absolute style. Befriended the Schumanns. Not flashy with money or fame.
Influenced by Wagner and Brahms. Very nationalistic approach to music. Composed absolute, program and tone poems also.
Born to German speakers. Flamboyant, flashy and loved fame. Was like a rockstar, had groupies and all. Created the symphonic poem.
Famous writer in 19th century. Known for program music, but wrote all types. Possibly pi-polar and homosexual. Composed ballets.
Artistic expression movement that contrasted with the German romantic period's music. Rejected photographic reaslism.
Any influence on music by Western European traditions. Debussy was influenced by this
Non proportional or realistic approach to music and art. Picasso.
Multiple pitches and tones that are only about a half step apart playing at the same time
Emphasized classical forms and smaller ensembles than the Baroque and classical period. Schoenberg.
3 periods. Russian ballet, neo-classical, twelve tone period
Created atonal music, wanted each of the twelve notes to have equal importance in a piece.
Influenced by exoticism. Majority of his career spent in Paris. Wrote afternoon of a faun which was later turned into a ballet.
African style. Complex of several layers of musical rhythms and meters.
Two or more meters sounding at the same time
Soundin of one triad or a seventh chord playing. In individual polychords, the notes are only half a step or one whole step apart form each other so the sound is dissonant
Two or more keys playing at the same time. Most are vertical but Ives has composed polytonalities that were linear/horizontal
Music that lacks a central tone or key
Modern movement originated on Germany. The scream; distorting real life emotion.
Speech voice, where the vocalist focuses more on the pronunciation of words rather than the music they are spoken to
All twelve notes are predetermined, and placed in same order through out a piece.
The found sound. Sounds naturally found in everyday world, not created by the composer
Free styling, to the backdrop of a repeated beat
Experimented with chance music; would play noting and let the reactions/sounds of life fill in all the blanks. Radio stations played it.
Had a unique relationship between his music and the Stalin government. Was talked about in the Stalin newspaper
Contradicted stalin. He wrote romeo and Juliet music
Type of black folk music that originated in the South
Has seven notes, but the 3rd 5th and 7th are sometimes flat. This is used instead of a minor or major scale in other forms of music
Played in bebop, best soloist on saxophone of the time
Teamed up with parker to play bebop
Big band and swing