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OCR Music GCSE

Lieder

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Give the dates of the Romantic Period 1820-1900
Give some famous composers of the Romantic Period Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Wagner and Beethoven
Name a famous composer of Lieder Schubert or Schumann
Describe the mood of romantic pieces Expressive and dramatic
Which instruments are present in a Lied A singer and a piano
What are the words of Lieder based on? Traditional German poems
What language are Lieder sung in? German
What is the name given to a little snippet of music which represents a mood, idea or a character? A motif
Define 'through-composed' Music where the verse changes each time
Define 'strophic structure' Music where the verse stays the same each time
Give 6 major points which help identify a Lied There is one singer and one piano; the music is expressive and dramatic; the words are in German; there are lots of motifs; the music illustrates the words; it is composed by a major composer of the Romantic Period
About how many Lieder did Schubert write? Over 600!
Give the name of a famous Lied The Erlking or Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel
Describe the piano part in Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel The motifs in the piano part match the spinning wheel.
What do Schubert's cycles tell the story of? Lost love and rejection
Describe the story behind the Erlking A man is carrying his dying son on horseback with the Erlking following to claim the boy's dying spirit
Describe how the music in the Erlking helps to set the scene The music is very dramatic and the piano's triplets mimic the horse's hooves
How can the audience tell the characters apart in the Erlking? The characters' parts differ in pitch
Created by: bethysav