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31 Cards in this Set

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"Death and the Maiden" Quartet
1824, Schubert, string quartet, 2nd mov't is a set of variations on the song 'Death and the Maiden'
Boris Godunov
1872, Mussorgsky, opera, pre-eminent representative of the historical genre in Russian opera and the sole survivor of its type
Missa Solemnis
1823, Beethoven, Mass, from his late period, Reflective and introspective style
1882, Wagner, opera, "sacred" or "religious" works that were often quite secular in content and less reliant on the liturgical canon
Der Freischutz
1821, Weber, Opera, German Romantic Opera, Plots are drawn from medieval history, legend or fairy tale, Story involves supernatural beings and happenings, Hero is 'redeemed' in the final act
1893, Verdi, Opera, comic, unique orchestration, seamless flow
Faust Symphony
1861, Liszt, based on the work Faust, three movements Faust
Die schone Mullerin
1823, Schubert, Song Cycle, from text cycle of Wilhelm Muller
1840, Schumann, Song Cycle, from Heinrich Heine's "Book of Songs"
Overture to A midsummer Night's Dream
1826, Mendelssohn, Opera, incidental music, themes from the overture adapted as motifs in the incidental music
Die Winterreise
1827, Schubert, Song Cycle, from text cycle by Wilhelm Muller
Ein deutsches Requiem
1857-68, Brahms, Requiem, Materialism and Idealism, no mention of God, but texts from German Bible
1871, Verdi, opera, Italian
Der Ring des Niebelungen
1869-1876, Wagner, Opera, Cycle of four dramas, leitmotifs
1805, Beethoven, Opera, Beethoven's only opera, singspiel, rescue opera
Nuages gris
1881, Liszt, character pieces, free approach to tonality, abandoned ending, gateway to modern music
Tristan und Isolde
1865, Wagner, Opera, Gesamtkunskwerk, Wagner's concept of a 'total-work' of art
Symphonie fantastique
1830, Berlioz, Symphony, A musical drama without words, Idee fixe
"Hammerklavier" Sonata
1818, Beethoven, Piano Sonata, virtuosic, technical difficulties
Pictures at an Exhibition
1874, Mussorgsky, Piano Suite, pieces are musical depictions of 10 art works by Hartmann, later orch. by Ravel
1887, Verdi, Opera, Utilizes more continuous music within each act, Traditional solo, duet and ensemble structure is still in place
Annees de Pelerinage
1848-1883, Liszt, character pieces, lyric nature pieces
Lucia di Lammermoor
1835? Donizetti, Opera, his masterpiece, mad scenes, cabaletta
1846, Mendelssohn, Oratorio, romantic oratorio, Flourished chiefly in the Protestant countries of England and Germany
Etudes d'execution transcendante
1838, Liszt, Piano, set of studies dedicated to his teacher Karl Czerny, among the most difficult pieces for piano ever written.
Les Huguenots
1836, Meyerbeer, Opera, early, spectacle, emphasis on ballets, choruses, crowd scenes
La Traviata
1853, Verdi, opera, Introduces a new kind of expressive declamatory arioso, Masterpiece of characterization, dramatic unity
Razumovsky Quartets
1806, Beethoven, 3 quartets dedicated to musical amateur Count Rasumovsky, use of Russian folk melody as the prinicpal theme and melody
1837, Schumann, piano suite, "Dances of the League of David," imaginary group Schumann concocted to express different aspects of his personality.
1838, Schumann, piano, inspired by ETA Hoffmann's writings about Kapellmeister Kreisler
1834-35, Schumann, piano cycle, series of tableaux, a masked ball in which one character after another takes centre-stage, Florestan, Eusebius, BACH theme