|Class 7||UR: Thursday, October 12 at 6:05|
(= "Class 13/14")
This was our quiz day.
Then, in the second half we began our next unit, the Classical Period (1750-1820).
Quiz Two Grading Status
FTR grades are finished and posted on the web. Next I will turn to UR, then ETR. I don't think I am going to finish UR before the next class. ☹
Assignment #9: Reading About the Classical Period
This assignment gets us into our next unit, the Classical Period (1750-1820). It is based on a reading in the book - pp. 138-153 in the eighth edition, or pp. 149-163 in the seventh. It is due before class 8.
Assignment #10: Don Giovanni Listening Quiz
Classes 8 and 9 are going to include some more opera. We will watch parts of Mozart's Don Giovanni.
After we finish the first act in Class 8, we will do this quick listening quiz. This exercise covers only the two scenes that are discussed in detail in our textbook, pp. 198-203 in the eighth edition and pp. 200-205 in the seventh.
These two scenes are included in the video we'll watch, but I think you'll find that understanding them from the audio alone is a little different. This is actually how a lot of opera fans learn pieces, by listening to a recording and reading along with the translation. Sometimes the real staged opera is very disappointing when you compare it to the action that you imagined in your mind!
So BE WARNED that this exercise is almost impossible to do without the translation laid out in front of you. Read along in the textbook as you listen, or if you are a non-book-haver, you could use an online translation and some clever ctrl-F searching to find these places.
This assignment is due before class 9.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525: III. Menuetto
This was our first discussion of the big four Classical forms - it is a Minuet and Trio. This video may be a useful reference when we get into our form projects and other homework.