Archivo de la categoría: Classicism
The film is set in Vienna on June 9, 1804, the date of the private, first performance of Beethoven’s third symphony, later to be known as the ‘Eroica’, and dedicated (at first) to Napoleon Bonaparte. Joseph Haydn, now old, arrives … Seguir leyendo
A ‘Requiem’ is a mass for a dead person. Composers wrote a lot of music to be played in masses, including this type. The lyrics are religious and part of the liturgy (secuencia, ofertorio, comunión). Mozart didn’t complete his Requiem … Seguir leyendo
Seventh Symphony was premiered 1813 during a charity concert for wounded soldiers at the Battle of Hanau. Due to the overwhelming response from the public, Beethoven was forced to repeat precisely the second movement: allegretto. Movies have also used on numerous … Seguir leyendo
Mozart’s most famous operas are Le nozze de Figaro (Las bodas de Fígaro), Don Giovanni (Don Juan) and Die Zauberflöte (La flauta mágica), premiered just months before Mozart’s death. The overture is an instrumental part to introduce the opera. The aria … Seguir leyendo
The symphony is the new and most popular instrumental form appeared during the Classicism. Haydn, known as the ‘string quartet father’, wrote 106 symphonies. Most of them have titles like ‘Militar’, ‘Reloj, ‘Londres’… His music his characterized by simple and … Seguir leyendo
Against to the baroque, ornamental and exaggerated, Classicism opposes balance, proportion, grace and elegance of a cold and simple academicism where at any time the artist’s personality, are subjected to a rigidformal scheme.