From Understanding Music Past and Present, “Nineteenth-Century Music and Romanti

From Understanding Music Past and Present, “Nineteenth-Century Music and Romanticism”
Pick 3 composers names from pages 159-160 and do the following for each:
a. Give a short (3-5 sentences) biography including where the composer is from and what kind of music they wrote.
b. Why is this composer important enough to be included in our textbook?
c. Describe two known works by the composer
d. Pick one of the two pieces from “c” (the question directly above this one) and include a link to a YouTube recording of the work
e. Describe the music you chose: title, instruments, genre, historical context, etc.
f. Why is this piece important?
g. Is this piece typical of the Romantic era? Why or why not?
• 1848 revolutions
• Antonín Dvořák
• art song
• Augmented second
• Bedřich Smetana
• Beethoven
• Caspar David Friedrich
• chamber music
• chromaticism
• concerto
• conductor
• drone
• Eugène Delacroix
• Exoticism
• Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
• Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
• Francisco de Goya
• Franz Liszt
• Franz Schubert
• Fryderyk Chopin
• Giuseppe Verdi
• idée fixe
• Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
• John Philip Sousa
• leitmotiv
• lied
6Nineteenth-Century Music and
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• Louis Moreau Gottschalk
• Mary Shelley
• mazurka
• nationalism
• opera
• program symphony
• Pyotr Tchaikovsky
• Richard Wagner
• Robert and Clara Schumann
• Romanticism
• rubato
• salon
• scena ad aria (recitative,
cantabile, cabaletta)
• soirée
• sonata
• sonata form (exposition,
development, recapitulation)
• song cycle
• string quartet
• strophic
• symphonic poem
• Symphony
• ternary form
• through-composed
• V.E.R.D.I.
• William Wordsworth

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