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Week 15:

  • 12/12: Test 3: Romantic and 20th Century

Older listening:

  • 12/5: Wagner; Early 20th c.
    • Wagner: Act I finale from Die Walküre – begin at 54:40
    • Debussy: “Jeux de vagues” from La Mer
    • Stravinsky: Introduction and Opening Scenes from The Rite of Spring
    • Last day to submit Concert Preview for partial credit, if your concert takes place after today
  • 12/7: American 20th century
    • Performance analysis DUE in hard copy, with program attached.
    • Cage: Sonata no. 2 from Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (no. 2 is from 2:35-4:35 in the playlist video); and 4’33”
    • Copland: Billy the Kid Suite, Introduction “The Open Prairie”
    • Still: Afro-American Symphony mvt. I
    • Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, Pulse (beginning) until Section IIIB (ends around 16:30)
  • 11/28: Romantic Era – Read Chapter 12 and the Program Notes to Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique
    • Paganini: Caprice No. 24
    • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, mvt. IV and V – Listen to Leonard Bernstein describe the
    • Schubert: “An Silvia,” “Erlkönig,” and  “Gretchen am Spinnrade”
  • 11/30: Thought Question 2 DUE
    • Verdi: “Un di Felice” from La Traviata (recitative begins at 12:13, aria begins at 13:46)
    • Wagner: Act I finale from Die Walküre – begin at 54:40
    • Chopin: Prelude in B minor, op. 28, no. 6; Nocturne in E-flat major
  • Listen to conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein describe the fifth movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and how the music imitates elements from the program: