THIS IS 3 SEPERATE QUESTIONS. YOU ONLY NEED TO WRITE 1 PARAGRAPH OF 7 SENTENCES FOR EACH QUESTION. Please respond to the questions below. Written responses should be in 1-2 paragraphs each. These questions are intended to help you listen and reflect on the music and ideas discussed in lecture. Make sure to respond to ALL aspects of each prompt, and to include a specific discussion of relevant points, including the use examples in the music (with time-stamps) where appropriate.
1. Debussy’s “Nuages” from Nocturnes uses harmony to create a “musical image” of clouds in the sky. Describe your experience of listening to the work: What catches your attention as you hear the music?
How does the music make you feel and what does it make you imagine? Be detailed in your description but there is no need to discuss “technical” aspects of the music.
2. How did Hensel’s gender identity and socioeconomic status influence her life, career and legacy?
How do these limitations reflect the gender and socioeconomic factors that shaped the culture of music in the home?
In your response, consider the life, career and legacy of Schubert, Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn in comparison. Your discussion should be detailed, drawing from points discussed in lecture as well as assigned reading and listening, but there is no need to use time-stamps. OPTIONAL: Make a video or voice recording of your response (approx. 5 minutes in length) instead!
3. Compare and contrast the influence of Juba in Price’s Symphony No.1 (third movement) with the influence of melodies of indigenous cultures of modern-day Mexico in Chavez’s Sinfonia India.
Consider how these influences are apparent in the music, providing specific examples in each piece using time-stamps. In addition, consider each composer’s relationship to the source of musical influence, and how their music was received by the broader public.