Tuesday, February 08, 2005

I cannot get Music History out of my head. When I try to practice sightsinging, read theory, or even sleep, symphonies, string quartets, concertos and facts keep running through my head.

Beethoven's 3rd Symphony...revolutionary...syncopations...early horn entrance...fugal material...originally dedicated to Napolean...2nd movement is a Funeral March for the heros in the French Revolution...development is in Bb major...bridge into development is vague...crashing dissonent chords in the Neopolitan of Eb...Stamitz revolutionized the symphony...1st three Beethoven sonatas were dedicated to Haydn...C.P.E Bach epitomized the Empfindsamkiet style...logic and prevaded the music...order and balance...Gluck believed everything should serve the drama of the opera...La serva padrona...rescue opera...fascination with Janissary music...3/4 timing...programatic material...and on...and on...and on...

Help! This has to stop...my brain needs room to think about other things!

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