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Symphony No. 40, I
Mozart
1788
symphony, sonata form
Lyric, diatonic melodies. Exposition begins with minor theme and then modulates to major theme.
The Marriage of Figaro, Act I Scene 6
Mozart
Opera Buffa
1786
Two female voices doing a recitative with harpsichord accompaniment.
It is very much like a conversation, only sung.
One then sings an aria that is anxious and major key.
Small orchestra accompaniment that plays harmony that is not homophonic.
The Marriage of Figaro, Act I Scene 7a
Mozart
Opera Buffa
1786
Recitative between female (susanna and bass (count). Then tenor (Basilio) and Susanna have a recitative. Only a harpsichord accompanies.
The Marriage of Figaro, Act I Scene 7b
Mozart
Opera Buffa
1786
Bass (count) has stern aria entrance. Tenor responds with a simple happy melody. Sussanna gives a stressed aria.
Symphony No. 5, I
Beethoven
Symphony Sonata Form
1807-8
Famous four note theme in minor key. Lyric theme later on in major key.
Exchange of theme between different
Symphony No. 5, II
Beethoven
Symphony Theme and Variations
1807-8
Modular progessive style
Changing dynamics
Symphony No. 5, III
Beethoven
Symphony Scherzo and Trio
1807-8
Scherzo is mysterious and four note theme is played in the brass.
Trio is immitative fugue that begins in lower strings.
Works with different instruments
Symphony No. 5, IV
Beethoven
Symphony Sonata Form
1807-8
Major key and majestic and triumphant.
Major lyical themes.
The Elfking
Schubert
Lied (ballade)
1815
Piano establishes mood and setting of a galloping horse.
Different registers and modes for each of the three characters
Serenade
Schubert
Lied
1828
Strophic lyric, tranquil melody.
Piano echoes the singer
Stille Liebe
Schumann
Lied
1840
Piano interlude is very poetic.
The final phrase seems to make the song unresolved.
Nocturne in E-flat
Chopin
Nocturne
1830-32
Slow and sleepy solo piano peice.
Melody is almost waltz-like.
Symphonie fantastique (1830): IV. “March to the Scaffold”
Hector Berlioz
program symphony, idée fixe
1830
Syncopated rythms and marchlike themes that alternate.
Brass and percussion are main instrument groups.
Symphony No. 3, III
Johannes Brahms
absolute music
1883
Lyrical, waltz-like melodies that evoke a sad mood.
Melody passed between different instruments.
Barber of Seville Overture
Giacomo Rossini
opera buffa overture? Bel canto, coloratura
1816
Varied themes from dainty to majestic.
Variety of orchestral color.
Barber of Seville Una Voce Poco Fa
Giacomo Rossini
Bel Canto
1816
Large amount of singer's ornamentation
Orchestra gives mixed themes of majestic and teasing
Rigoletto Act III La donna è mobile
Giuseppe Verdi
Italian Opera
1851
Male singer is virtuosic holding long notes.
Orchestra gives excited, major ritornellos
Rigoletto Act III, Un di
Giuseppe Verdi
Italian Opera
1851
Quartet between seductive Duke and woman, and lamenting father and daughter. Speechlike moments with lyric melodies.
Die Walküre, Act I, Scene III
Richard Wagner
Total Artwork
1856
Orchestra and vocals are well integrated.
Powerful brass motives with rushing strings.