Presentation on theme: "Isn’t it Romantic? Music and the Romantic Era. Impact of Industrial Revolution (p. 120) Reduced shipping = cheaper goods (more people could buy) Sewing."— Presentation transcript:
Impact of Industrial Revolution (p. 120) Reduced shipping = cheaper goods (more people could buy) Sewing machine (1850s) Telegraph (1837) Incandescent light bulb (1879) Medical advances – vaccinations, anesthesia, sterilization techniques, oh my! Civic water and sewer systems
Sense of Nationalism Sometimes increased boundary struggles Increased interest in legends/myths Desire for individual expression
“ODD NOTIONS” During previous eras of music history, composers wrote music for the Church, for someone wealthy who paid the, or for an opera house. Composers in Romantic Era wrote out of inner necessity – there was something inside them that needed expression! New focus was on aspects of music that could be immediately perceived.
“ODD NOTIONS” Composers became more aware of the musical past than their predecessors. Instrumental music became superior to vocal. Instruments underwent technical modifications: – Piano, brass, woodwinds, string instruments Orchestras grew larger in number. Orchestration began to appear – allotting various pitches & rhythms to particular instruments.
Some Superstars & Their Skills Romantic Era in Music
Terms to Know Miniature Character piece Lied Leitmotifs Monster concert Recital (Thanks, Liszt) Conservatory Idée fixe Tremolos Don’t forget about the Quizlet to help review!