History of Music II Midterm Timeline 2021

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  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor

    Beethoven held a four hour concert at Historisches Museum ser Stadt Wien in Vienna, where which he premiered both his fifth and sixth symphonies.
  • Schubert’s Erlkönig

    Written in 1815, Schubert’s Erlkönig is meant to symbolize a father riding on a chariot with his ill and frightened child in his arms. The child describes seeing the famous Erlkönig enticing him to come to him.
  • Rossini Il Barbiere di Sivigila

    Il Barbiere di Sivigila, The Barber of Seville, is a comic opera Rossini wrote that is known today, as being one of the greatest operas of all time.
  • Nicolo Paganini 24 Caprices for Violin, op. 1

    The 24 Caprices Paganini wrote were composed in 1805, and published in 1820. They were pieces written to be very virtuosic and to show off the most difficult techniques to be played on violin.
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    Frederic Chopin Mazurkas Op. 7

    A mazurka is a genre of Polish folk-dance music; Chopin wrote 57 mazurkas to pay homage to his native land of Poland.
  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

    This piece was inspired by Berlioz’s obsession with Shakespearean actress, Harriet Smithson. This was one of the first programmatic symphonies written.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Das Jahr

    One of her more famous pieces of the 400+ she’s written, features character pieces, twelve months plus a postlude.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk Souvenir de Porto Rico

    Many of Gottschalk’s works were based on West Indian and Caribbean rhythms, for example, this piece included a couple of famous Caribbean rhythms.
  • Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

  • Bizet Carmen

    The French opera “Carmen” is a landmark in history written by Georges Bizet. The piece was first performed in Paris.
  • Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen

    This cycle of 4 dramas featured continuous music, diminished importance of virtuosic singing, elimination of musical numbers to enhance continuity.
  • Brahms’ Symphony No. 4

    Brahms conducted his own premiere of his fourth symphony with the Meiningen Court Orchestra.
  • Mahler Symphony No. 1

    Mahler’s first symphony premiered in 1889 at the Vigado Concert Hall in Budapest, Hungary.