Music Throughout the Ages

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1. The music from the classical period contrasts with the music of the Baroque. The music from the Baroque period was generally more vocal and opera-like while the Classical period really defined the form of classical music that we think of today.

2. Mozart's music embodies the Classical period because of the way that Mozart perfected the balanced technique in his pieces. The Classical period was all about creating and defining set standards for the way classical music should be created and Mozart's music fit this rule perfectly.

3. Dissonance during the Romantic period reaches a peak, especially in Wagner's music. Wagner's opera, Tristan and Isolde, is all about dissonance. The Classical period is all about the perfect balance (unless you're Beethoven). I'd say that dissonance and consonance were about equal during the classical period.

4. Chamber Music is music that is written for only a few instruments. A string quartet only has 4 instruments so it is definitely chamber music. Also piano sonatas are another example of chamber music.

5. The bridge in sonata form is where the key shifts from the tonic to the dominant or from minor to relative major. In Beethoven's 5th Symphony the bridge is very short and is simply a French Horn mirroring the opening theme instead of playing a new theme.

6. Beethoven's 5th is a powerful and unique symphony. It is very unusual for its very long coda piece that introduces a new theme which doesn't normally happen in codas. It also has a very short bridge as talked about in question number five. The most noticeable fact of the Beethoven's 5th is the widespread repetition of the first four notes that are played in the very beginning. Throughout the entire symphony that beginning melody is almost always being played by at least one instrument.

7. Richard Wagner's music contains leifmotifs which are…...

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