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					                                               STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT
                                             MUSIC APPRECIATION COURSE SYLLABUS FALL 2010
I. ELEMENTS OF MUSIC                                             F. Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Rhythm (Meter)       Tempo                       Dynamics              Violin Concerto in E minor, I
Melody               Harmony (chords)           Timbre                 Symphony #4 in A major “Italian”, Op. 90. (exoticism)
Texture              Form/Structure                                    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
                                                                 H. Berlioz (1803-1869)
II. INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA                                       Symphonie Fantastique, IV “March to the Scaffold” (program music)
Strings      Woodwinds        Brass         Percussion                 NATIONALISTIC SCHOOLS
B. Britten (1913-1976)
         “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”                 B. Smetana (1824-1884) - Czech/ Bohemian
                                                                       Moldau (symphonic/ tone poem)
III. BAROQUE PERIOD (1600-1750)                                  A. Dvořák (1841-1904) – Czech/ Bohemian
Early Opera – Italy, 1600                                              Slavonic Dances
     Performance practice: castrati                                    Symphony #9 in E minor “From the New World”, Op. 95.
     C. Monteverdi (1560-1640)                                   P. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - Russian
J. Pachelbel (1653-1706)                                               Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy (concert overture)
     Canon in D                                                        Festival Overture "The Year 1812" (concert overture)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)                                                  Nutcracker Suite (ballet)
     “Little Fugue” in G minor                                   M. Mussorgsky (1839-1881) – Russian, “Mighty Five”
     Toccata & Fugue in D minor                                         Pictures at an Exhibition
     “Air” from Orchestral Suite #3                              N. Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) – Russian, “Mighty Five”
     Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F major, I (concerto grosso)           Scheherazade, Op. 35, III “The Young Prince and the Young Princess”
     The St. Matthew Passion (oratorio)                          F. Chopin (1810-1849) - Polish
G.F. Handel (1685-1759)                                                “Revolutionary” Etude
      “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah (oratorio)                       OPERATIC COMPOSERS
      “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite
A. Vivaldi (1678-1741)                                           G. Verdi (1813-1891)
      “Spring”, I from Four Seasons (concerto, program music)          “Dies Irae” from Requiem (oratorio)
                                                                 R. Wagner (1813-1883)
IV. CLASSICAL PERIOD (1750-1825)                                       Ride of the Valkyries from “Ring Cycle” (opera)
First Viennese School (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert)       G. Puccini (1858-1924)
J. Haydn (1732-1809)                                                   Tosca – (verismo opera)
      Symphony #94 “Surprise” II
      Trumpet Concerto, III                                      VII. FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM (1890-1915)
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)                                          C. Debussy (1862-1918)
      Eine Kleine Nachtmusic, I, II, III, IV (serenade)                Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (tone poem)
      Symphony #40 in G minor, I, IV                             M. Ravel (1875-1937)
      Piano Concerto #20 in D minor, I                                 Mother Goose Suite
      OPERAS: Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro,           Boléro
                  Abduction from the Seraglio
     Requiem, I, VI, VII (oratorio)                              VIII. 20TH CENTURY
     Amadeus – 1984 film                                         I. Stravinsky (1882-1971)
                                                                       Rite of Spring (ballet)
V. BRIDGE TO ROMANTICISM                                         A. Schoenberg (1874-1951)
L.V. Beethoven (1770-1827)                                             Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16 (1909) (atonal)
      Piano Sonata #14 “Moonlight”, I                                  Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 (1928) (Serialism, 12-tone row)
      Symphony #3 “Eroica”, II                                         2nd Viennese School (Schoenberg, Berg, Webern)
      Symphony #5, I                                             S. Prokofiev (1891-1953)
      Symphony #6 “Pastoral”, IV, V (program music)                    Romeo and Juliet Suite (ballet)
      Symphony #9 “Choral”                                       G. Gershwin (1898-1937)
                                                                       Rhapsody in Blue
VI. ROMANTICISM (1825-1900)                                      A. Copland (1900-1990)
F. Schubert (1797-1828)                                                “Hoedown” from Rodeo (ballet)
      Erlking (lied)                                             S. Barber (1910-1981)
      Piano Quintet in A major “Trout”, IV (chamber music)             Adagio for Strings
      Symphony #8 “Unfinished”                                   L. Bernstein (1918-1990)
J. Brahms (1833-1897)                                                  West Side Story (musical)
      Symphony #3, III                                           J. Adams (b. 1947)
      Ein deutsches Requiem (oratorio)                                 Short Ride in a Fast Machine (minimalism)
                                                     FINAL EXAM REQUIRED LISTENING
 1. Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor          9. Beethoven Symphony #9, IV “Ode to Joy”       18. Verdi “Dies Irae” from Requiem
 2. Bach Brandenburg Concerto #2, I            10. Schubert Erlking                            19. Wagner “Ride of the Valkyries”
 3. Handel “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite   11. Schubert Symphony #8, I                     20. Puccini “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca
 4. Vivaldi “Spring”, I from Four Seasons      12. Brahms Symphony #3, III                     21. Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
 5. Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-flat, III      13. Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, I   22. Stravinsky Rite of Spring
 6. Mozart Piano Concerto #20 in D minor, I    14. Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, IV           23. Copland “Hoedown” from Rodeo
 7. Mozart Symphony #40, I                     15. Smetana Moldau                              24. Barber Adagio for Strings
 8. Beethoven Symphony #5, I                   16. Tchaikovsky Overture 1812                   25. Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
                                               17. Chopin “Revolutionary” Etude

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