Music History

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    Industrial Revolution

    Technology transformed the Western economy from agriculture to manufacturing.
    Other industries followed, including instrument-making firms.
    Pianos were now affordable for most middle-class families.
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    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    The most revolutionary musician ever. A true product of his time. Helped inspire music to be the way that it is today.
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    Niccolò Pananini

    One of the most influential figures of the 19th century
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    The French Revolution

    Inspired Enlightenment ideas of Equality for all.
    French Government supported Opéra
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    1st Period

    Assimilates the Viennese Classical Style.
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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    1804, crowned himself emperor.
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    2nd Period

    Infuses works with a new level of drama and expression that leads to Romanticism
    Works become longer and more complex
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    Hector Berlioz

    "Radically Original"
  • Symphony No. 5 in C minor

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    3rd Period

    Introspective and abstract works that few understood during that time.
  • Paganini 24 Caprices Op. 1

  • Symphony No.9 in D minor "Choral"

    One hour in length.
    "Ode to Joy"
  • String Quartet in C-sharp minor

    Seven Movements!
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    Edmond Dédé

  • Symphonie fantastique

    "Episodes in an Artist's Life"
  • Mussorgsky "Pictures at an Exhibition" (Piano)

    Written and premiered in 1874.
    Pictures is a suite of ten piano pieces, also including a promenade theme.
  • Bizet "Carmen"

    Premiered in 1875 in Paris, France.
  • Wagner "Der Ring des Nibelungen"

    Premiered in 1876. Consisted of a cycle of four dramas. These were: Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), and Siegfried Götterdämmerung (The Twilight of the Gods.
  • Brahm's symphony no. 4

    Premiered in Germany in 1885
  • Mahler "Symphony no. 1

    Simply because of the third movement's confusion, it received such harsh criticism, that it was later removed from the work by Mahler after its third performance in Weimar, also being omitted from the first publication in 1899.
  • Dvorak Symphony no. 9

    Premiered in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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    Post Modern