Lecture 11 - Form: Rondo, Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations (cont.)

author: Craig Wright, Department of Music, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: May 21, 2010,   recorded: October 2008,   views: 4332
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In this lecture, Professor Wright prepares the students for the upcoming concert they will attend, which will include pieces by Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven. He discusses each of the pieces that will be on the program, paying special attention to form. Additional classical pieces are used to supplement the discussion of theme and variations and rondo form in the concert pieces. The lecture concludes with an example of rondo form found in a piece by the contemporary popular artist Sting.

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Wright, Craig. Listening to Music, pp. 63, 199-203 and 242-244

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Special thanks to Naxos, LLC for providing recordings from the Notes - Naxos Music Library for use in connection with the Open Yale Courses publication of Craig Wright's Listening to Music course. For specific credits, see: Naxos Music Credits - Lecture 11 [PDF]

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