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Chapter 22: Romantic Music: Piano Music

Chapter 22: Romantic Music: Piano Music

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Chapter 22: Romantic Music: Piano Music

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  1. Chapter 22:Romantic Music: Piano Music

  2. The Piano • Improved by the new technologies of the Industrial Revolution • Range extended to 88 keys • Home music making • Virtuosi pianists

  3. Robert Schumann: Carnaval (1834) • Collection of 21 short piano pieces written while a student in Leipzig • “Carnivalesque goings-on:” Musically depicted colorful character, including mardi gras characters, Clara, Chopin, and Paganini • Signs of bipolar disorder already evident here • “Eusebius” is meek and sensitive while “Florestan” is assertive, even fiery • Started the high-end music magazine Die neue Zeitschrift für Musik • Wrote both as Eusebius and Florestan

  4. Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) • “The Poet of the Piano” • Born in Warsaw, Poland • Made his career in Paris • Use of Tempo Rubato

  5. Nocturne in Eb major, Op. 9, No. 2 (1832) • Nocturne:

  6. Franz Liszt (1811-1886) • Flamboyant artistic personality • Compositions demand great virtuosity • Established the modern piano recital • Etude:

  7. Transcendental Etude No. 8 “Wilde Jagd” (1851) • “Wild Hunt”