During the past couple weeks, we have been discussing Classical and Romantic music. Above, you can see Symphony A and B. One is from a Classical symphony. One is from a Romantic symphony.
As you listen to the two videos, listen for Classical and Romantic characteristics. After listening, write an excellent paragraph (3-5 sentences) that clearly explains which piece is Classical, and which piece is Romantic. Be sure that you paragraph includes AT LEAST three reasons that explain how you identified each piece as that specific style.
Here is a reminder of some very important characteristics:
- terraced dynamics
- simple meter
- string instruments
- changing tempos
- changing dynamics
- large orchestra, with a variety of instruments
- a lot of emotion and mood changes
- sounds like a sountrack
25 pts. You wrote with correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
25 pts. You wrote one paragraph (3 to 5 sentences)
25 pts. You correctly identified the two pieces as Classical or Romantic
25 pts. You clearly state three reasons on how you came to your conclusion
Please submit your comment by Monday, November 22 for full credit.
In case you cannot view the videos to the right, here are the URL's:
Symphony Movement A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejOTIAf-giM
Symphony Movement B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oms4LvGI7bk