Essay on Music Appreciate Study Guide

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Romantic 
Dates: 1800-1900
 
1. What was going on historically during this era? What was life like? Profound Political and Social changes going on; many moving into cities for work. Renewed interested in expressing emotion through music. 
2. Does romantic music continue to use the same forms used in the classical era? No
3. Explain the Individuality of style. Composers wanted their music to be uniquely identifiable to them. They worked hard on self-expression.
4. What are the expressive aims and subjects of the pieces? How is this different than in the classical era? Flamboyance, Intimacy, Unpredictability, Melancholy, Rapture, Longing etc..., Classical Era did not experiment with so many aims.
5. What is musical nationalism?…show more content…
15. What is a nocturne? French for “night piece” usually slow and intimate in character. 16. What is a music drama? Large, Full Blown musical affairs. 
17. What is a leitmotif? short musical idea associated with person, object or thought. 18. What is verismo? Type of Italian opera. Composers: Please include the following for each (I need to be able to tell that you read about them and did not just google them or use wikiepedia, etc. and copied and pasted-read your textbook please) Dates Nationality Importance/major contribution Types of compositions Extra little tidbit 19. Franz Schubert. Born in 1797, died in 1828 from Vienna. Wrote well over 600 works. Was the Master of the Art Song. He wasn’t financially successful and his symphonies were performed after he died. 
20. Robert Schumann. Born in 1810, died in 1856 from Germany. Wrote piano pieces and symphonies. Known for his gift of melody. Eventually was committed and later died. 
21. Clara Schumann. Born in 1819, died in 1896 from Germany. First well known female composer. Married to Robert Schumann. Stop composing at age 36. Mainly wrote piano pieces. After husbands death she dedicated the rest of her career to promoting her husbands work. 
22. Frederic Chopin. Born in 1811, died in 1849 from Poland. Came to Paris at age 21, wrote exclusively for piano. Wrote free form preludes, nocturnes etudes and impromptus. Composed mainly chamber music. Had and affair

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