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Music Appreciation: The classical period

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  • 1. THE CLASSICAL PERIOD World of change
  • 2. CHANGES  Many changes were occurring all over the modern world.  French Revolution  Industrialism  American Revolution  Rise of Slavery  Blend of society-agrarian meets industrialization  Music also reflected these changes
  • 3. PURPOSE  Entertainment  Class vs. commoners  The common man’s musical style  Homophony-one melody with accompaniment  Orchestra  sonata
  • 4. INSTRUMENTS  Piano- prevalent  Strings  Violin  Viola  Cello
  • 5. VOICE  Operas  Chamber music  Beggar’s Opera  Sprituals
  • 6. CHAMBER MUSIC  Chamber music was often played in the homes of the upper classes. The strings, woodwind and piano or harpsichord would be the main instruments played.
  • 7. MOZART: EIN KLEINE NACHTMUSIK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iZKaPzi xCg
  • 8. BEGGAR’S OPERA-1728  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICZvaMaZNHI&f eature=related  The Beggar’s Opera was a satirical look at the formal opera. It debuted in France and ran for a very long time. It was a comical look at European’s fascination with Italian Opera.
  • 9. OPERA  Italian and German were the two most common languages that Opera was performed in. Vienna, the birthplace of formal classical music was also the center of Classical music as a whole. Italian was a primary language as was German, so operas were written in these two languages.  Listen to Pavarotti as Pagliace  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUe2OnXIBEg
  • 10. SONATAS  Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is one of the more popular sonata’s of this time period because Beethoven wrote so many of them.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQVeaIHWWck
  • 11. CONCERT HALLS
  • 12. SPIRITUALS  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7ejJPp8wdU