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Baroque/Classical/Romantic Music History

Teacher: Kenneth Basham
a dance section of the opera
Beethoven expanded the __________and the symphony
Name of the 1st opera that was written by Claudio Monteverdi for a royal wedding.
recurring themes which represent a character, mood, or place
Works of the Classical period are often referred to as __________style.
Individual who pays for a compositional work; usually a church clergy, Monarch, or Aristocrat
Considered to be the composer who was the bridge between the Classical and Romantic Periods
Country that was the center of Nationalism
sung text that moves the storyline along. Speech-like singing.
This period of music history literally means “irregular” or “imperfect”
Most popular instrument in the classical period
a long vocal work, often with soloists, choir, and orchestra
Composers of the Romantic Period are often given the title as ___________composers
Russian composer whose most famous works include Overature 1812, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and the Pathetique
a solo song that is used to describe one specific emotion or character in the story.
Types of dynamics that are layered dynamic levels within a composition; This was one technique used by Baroque composers to move the listener by sustaining and contrasting emotions
Combined Russian folk songs and classic European musical styles to produce the first Russian nationalistic compositions
A grave for a poor person; the type that Mozart was buried in
Franz Schubert's greatest gift was ________. He wrote over 600 of them
Austrian composer best known as the “father of modern symphony”. Some of his most popular works include: The Creation and The Seasons
a sacred work for soloists, choir, and orchestra
The Classical Period placed a huge emphasis on ____________ (AB, ABA, RONDO, ETC)
a long work for solo instrument and orchestra. It usually features a solo performer that is considered to be a virtuoso on his/her instrument
This invention in 1815 made it possible for composers to indicate precisely how fast of slow their music was to be performed
Instrumental introduction to the opera. Usually a collection of the themes that will be heard throughout the entire work
The most popular instrumental composition during the Classical Period
His 8th symphony had only 2 movements and became known as the Unfinished Symphony
German Composer known as the "musician of the future"
Most popular instrument in the Baroque Period
Term used to identify the time period in which derives its name from the romances of the Medieval times
Period where clean, uncluttered styles of music reminiscent of Classical Greece occurred
Austrian composer regarded as the most natural musical genius in history