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Romantic Era

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Transcript of Romantic Era

Romantic Era
Composers
Frederic Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Polish Composer
All of Chopin's compositions include the piano.
Most are for solo piano, though he also wrote two piano concertos, a few chamber pieces, and some songs to Polish lyrics.
His keyboard style is highly individual and often technically demanding; his own performances were noted for their nuance and sensitivity.

How Music Affects Emotions
Music Terms
Nationalism:
the use of musical ideas or motifs that are identified with a specific country, region, or ethnicity, such as folk tunes and melodies, rhythms, and harmonies inspired by them.
Instruments
Contra bassoon:
a bassoon that is larger and longer than the normal type and sounds an octave lower in pitch.
Examples
Verismo:
Means "realism". Operas were written as true events or current lifestyles, particularly about the poor.
Song Cycle:
a group, or cycle, of individually complete songs designed to be performed in a sequence as a unit.
Exoticism:
any sounds drawn from outside the traditional Western European musical experience.
Programme music:
Based upon a book, painting or even a feeling. Different sounds are known as tone colours. Composers used tone colours to create varied moods and emotions.
Piccolo:
a small flute sounding an octave higher than the ordinary one.
Harp:
a musical instrument, roughly triangular in shape, consisting of a frame supporting a graduated series of parallel strings, played by plucking with the fingers.
Pianoforte: the common musical instrument with a board of black and white keys, eighty-eight in all. The keys operate hammers that strike wires.
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
He published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra.
Schumann suffered from a lifelong mental disorder, first manifesting itself in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode, which recurred several times alternating with phases of ‘exaltation’ and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items.
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