Presentation on theme: "The Romantic Era. Overview The Romantic Era follows the Classical Era. Beethoven was the “bridge” between the Classical and Romantic Eras. He used classical."— Presentation transcript:
Overview The Romantic Era follows the Classical Era. Beethoven was the “bridge” between the Classical and Romantic Eras. He used classical composition techniques, but began experimenting with Romantic ideas. This era was focused on EXPRESSING EMOTION. Composers: Listz, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Rossini
Art from the Romatic Era The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons -Joseph Mallard William Turner
What else was going on in the world? American Civil War Invention of Sound Recording (Thomas Edison) French Revolution A general “culture” of rebellion
Let’s Listen! Mendelssohn Hungarian Rhapsody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0odaG9qi818 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0odaG9qi818 Berlioz “Symphonie Fantastique”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DWjI1uLSzw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DWjI1uLSzw Discussion: What did you hear? After the recordings discuss with your stand partner what you heard in the music. Stick to MUSICAL FACTS.
Let’s Compare Romantic with Baroque/Classical Baroque and/or Classical Limited use of dynamic contrast Smaller ensembles, chamber groups Strict forms (concerto, sonata allegro). Music fit inside “the box”. Romantic Huge dynamic changes, many are sudden. Large orchestras that included brass and percussion sections. Looser forms: composers got out of the box. Music told a story, or painted a picture.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT Research Romantic music and discover one of the following: Composer Characteristic of the music Similarity between music and other areas such as art or architecture (this must still be focused on music from the era) Type of composition written in the time Write down your research, cite the source of your research, and turn in next class!