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MCY 131 Miami University Understanding Appassionata Sonata Music Listening Journal

MCY 131

Miami University

MCY

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I’m working on a Music exercise and need support.

Your listening journal assignment is to write a three to four page paper on a musical work chosen from the list below. Your paper should provide a musical analysis of your chosen piece using the established parameters designated in our course textbook and implemented in our class discussions.If you would like to write your paper on a work not listed below, please discuss your plan with your instructors.

You have considerable flexibility regarding how you chose to approach your topic, but please develop an organized analysis that interrogates the seven elements of music and the five questions that provide the organizational foundation of our discussions: What is it? How does it work? What does it mean? What is its history? Where do we go from here?Your paper should be written in standard academic English language style (double spaced/ 11 font). Please use appropriate citations if your chose to consult source materials (APA, MLA, or Chicago style sheets), and keep in mind that all papers will be electronically checked for plagiarism.


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MCY 131 Understanding Music – Listening Journal 2 Your listening journal assignment is to write a three to four page paper on a musical work chosen from the list below. Your paper should provide a musical analysis of your chosen piece using the established parameters designated in our course textbook and implemented in our class discussions. If you would like to write your paper on a work not listed below, please discuss your plan with your instructors. You have considerable flexibility regarding how you chose to approach your topic, but please develop an organized analysis that interrogates the seven elements of music and the five questions that provide the organizational foundation of our discussions: What is it? How does it work? What does it mean? What is its history? Where do we go from here? Your paper should be written in standard academic English language style (double spaced/ 11 font). Please use appropriate citations if your chose to consult source materials (APA, MLA, or Chicago style sheets), and keep in mind that all papers will be electronically checked for plagiarism. The paper is due on Friday, March 27th. Please turn your paper in during class as a hard copy and submit it on Blackboard. Contact me if you have any questions regarding this assignment. Here is the list of suggested works to study based on our recent investigations of Gateways from Part II in your textbook (Chapters 6,7,8): Classical-period Chamber Music: any string quartet by Franz Joseph Haydn or Ludwig van Beethoven (I recommend a look at the “late” string quartets of Beethoven) Classical-period Symphonies: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (or simply the Jupiter Symphony) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Classical-period Opera: Don Giovanni (K. 527) or The Magic Flute (K. 620) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Classical-period Piano Music: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (or simply the Appassionata sonata) by Ludwig van Beethoven Music of the Atlantic Slave Trade: any relevant musical example of Candomblé Beethoven Symphonies: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (or simply the Pastoral Symphony) by Ludwig van Beethoven Programmatic Orchestral Works: A Faust Symphony in Three Character Pictures, S.108 (or simply the Faust Symphony) by Franz Liszt Romantic Piano Music: Carnaval, Op. 9, for piano solo by Robert Schumann Nineteenth-century Opera: The Flying Dutchman (WWV 63) or The Valkyrie (WWV 86B) by Richard Wagner Early American Popular Music: any relevant example of early American popular music from 1800 to 1850 European Musical Nationalism: Finlandia (Op. 26) by Jean Sibelius or Peer Gynt (Op.23) by Edvard Grieg Classical Music at Century’s End: La mer (L. 109, CD. 111) by Claude Debussy or Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel ...
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Understanding music
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UNDERSTANDING MUSIC

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Introduction
Music has always played a significant role in the lives of human beings. For centuries
now, different composers have come up with unforgettable pieces still played to date. One of
these would be Ludwig van Beethoven whose pieces are still prevalent in the modern world. The
composition of use in this piece will Beethoven’s piano sonata no. 23 in F minor, Op. 57. The
piece is considered a classical period of piano music. The classical period fell between 1750 and
the 1820s, springing some fascinating creations to listen to. The musical composition of use in
this analysis is otherwise regarded as the Appassionata sonata and utilized different elements to
bring one of the best pieces that Beethoven composed.

Before addressing the elements of the analysis, it would be essential to provide a little
background encompassed in Beethoven’s Appassionata sonata. The musical composition was
created in 1804 and, as detailed, belonged to Ludwig van Beethoven (Jumppanen, 2017). The
Appassionata sonata has been appreciated by other composers, not forgetting listeners over the
centuries for its powerful explosion that brings both mystery and fascination. It...

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