Comparative Essay (part 2): Smetana – The Moldau (Vltava)

Posted: May 10, 2011 in RESOURCES
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The comparative essay requires students to demonstrate the depth and breadth their sense of historical perspective regarding conditions (E.g. social, cultural, technological and musical) that influenced artists and the works that they produced. In the comparative essay students should demonstrate theoretical knowledge as well as experiential analysis that stems from spending considerable time listening to and analyzing the selected works. Your experiential (listening) awareness should focus on the music’s instrumentation, form, style, and the extent of contrasts evident in dynamics and articulations of sound.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION
SMETANA BIOS

Wikipedia – Bedrich Smetana [Accessed: 10.05.11]

The Composers of Bohemia [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Naxos.com – Bedrich Smetana [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Britannica.com – Bedrich Smetana [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Tripod.com – Bedrich Smetana [Accessed: 11.05.11]

MA VLAST – THE MOLDAU (VLATVA)

Wikipedia – Má vlast [Accessed: 10.05.11]

Moldau Score [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Tripod.com – Ma Vlast [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Bedřich Smetana’s “My Country” – A Symphonic Poem to the Nation [Accessed: 22.05.11]

Classical Notes – Vltava (Moldau) [Accessed: 22.05.11]

The Moldau – Study Unit 4 Romantic Music [Accessed: 22.05.11]

MUSICAL NATIONALISM

Wikipedia – Musical Nationalism [Accessed: 11.05.11]

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL NATIONALISM

The Long 19th Century [Accessed: 22.05.11]

ROMANTICISM

The Romantic Era [Accessed: 22.05.11]

VIDEO LINKS

[Accessed: 10.05.11] 

[Accessed: 11.05.11] 

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