July 5 - Brisk Business

Up absurdly early,

a strong wind ushering in cooler climes,

down the moonlit and

eventually fog-ensconced freeway,

then out of the sun-







for paper grading

at the all-night

two-dollar breakfast joint and a quick tour of music from Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas: When I Am Laid in Earth to J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 140 ("Wachet Auf"): I,

with the Baroque Quiz (extending bach -- or, rather, back -- to Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers: Deus in Adjutorium),

looking ahead to matters Classical and Early Romantic:

C Melodic Minor:
Key Signature of 3 flats
Bb (middle line), Eb (top space), Ab (second-from-bottom space) -- from left to right
Notes -- ascending
C D Eb F G A-natural B-natural (natural signs must be written directly in front of notes) C
C Bb Ab (flats placed before these notes, cancelling the naturals) G F Eb D C

Birth and Death Dates, and Three Style Periods (with Characterizations) for:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Early - Classical (Super Haydn-Mozart)
Middle - Typical (Quintessential, Definitive, Heroic)
Late - Romantic (Weird, Progressive)

Idealized Form of a 4-Movement Symphony:
I. Sonata-Allegro A [ab exposition] B [development] A' [a'b' recapitulation]
II. Theme and Variations A A' A'' ....
III. Minuet and Trio (Scherzo and Trio) A [a repeat, b repeat] B [c repeat d repeat] A [ab]
IV Rondo ABACA (ABACABA, at least 3 themes, 1st theme at beginning, middle, end)

[8732] F.J. Haydn - Symphony No. 94 ("Surprise"): II
[8756] W.A. Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 ("Turkish"): III
[8770] Beethoven - Symphony No. 5: I
[8803] Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique: V. Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
[8810] Chopin - Piano Prelude in E Minor
[8813] Verdi - Rigoletto: Quartet



homeward to the ladies, with the company heading to the pool and eventually Harriet towards a meeting, while the musical orders of the day are accomplished.