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Thematic transformation in music refers to the interweaving of melodic lines with harmony. Examples include: monophonic, polyphonic and homophonic.

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What term describes a many-voiced texture where different melodic lines are set one against another?

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Hildegard of Bingen was a Medieval composer, a woman and considered a mystic due to the visions she reportedly experienced.

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Form is an organizing principle in music and refers to a musical work’s structure and shape.

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A dynamic is a small musical fragment that forms a melodic +/or rhythmic unit that can be repeated, varied and combined into new patterns.

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Johann Sebastian Bach was known primarily for his piano works.

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Opera is a large-scale dramatic musical genre that is staged.

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Thematic development is a technique where composers generate musical material by varying the melody, rhythm or harmony of the musical themes in a work.

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A defining characteristic of Classical Era music is the complexity and asymmetrical nature of melody and musical phrasing.

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Classical sonatas were set for either one solo instrument (usually piano) or two instruments (violin and piano for instance).

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World War I helped shape the intellectual and artistic climate of the Romantic Era in Europe.

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The Industrial Revolution and advances in manufacturing technology meant changes in the construction of musical instruments: valves on brass instruments, stronger piano frames, and the invention of entirely new instruments like the piccolo, tuba and saxophone.

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The German art song (or Lied) for solo voice and piano was a favored Romantic genre.

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The Elfking (Erlkönig) is an example of….

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Classical era composers cultivated program music over absolute music, preferring to write music with an intended pictorial or literary association.

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Berlioz’s Idée fixe is a musical theme that appears only once in his Symphonie fantastie in order to represent the idea of an unattainable lover.

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Romantic opera developed distinct national styles in Italy, Germany, and France.

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Bel canto means “simple singing” and refers to a style with simple melodic lines sung by amateur singers who had largely untrained voices.

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La donna è mobile is from Wagner’s famous opera Die Meistersingers.

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A singspiel is a a light comic musical drama with spoken dialogue.

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A leitmotif is a recurring theme representing a person, place or idea.

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Henry Purcell used leitmotifs to unify and organize his operas. HIs operas are not broken up by the more usual aria/recitative/chorus structure but instead are continuous.

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Wagner used chromaticism and dissonance to portray strong emotions and desires, and in doing so stretched tonality to its limits.

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Many composers have used leitmotifs in their compositions; for instance, John Williams (Star Wars), Hector Berlioz (Symphonie fantastique), Howard Shore (Lord of the RIngs).

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A string quartet is both a musical genre and a way of describing an ensemble made up of 2 violins, 1 viola and a cello.

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