Music 319 Listening Page

Welcome to Music 319 listening page. Please visit frequently as new listening assignments will be added every week. 

There will be two listening exams this semester.  This is a work in progress and many more selections will be added as the semester progresses and the listening examples will be linked to the lectures.  They also will be divided into five units.  The mid-term will be unit one & two and the Final units three, four and five, with some highlights from the first two units. 

  Mid-Term  Final Exam

It will never be complete, please suggest additional selections as the semester continues...

Unit One:  Beethoven

Unit Two: Berlioz, The Symphony, Concertos, and the Concert Overture

Unit Three:  Piano Music, except Beethoven, and Solo Song

Unit Four: Nationalism, Ballet, and Chamber Music (except Beethoven)

Unit Five: Opera

Listening Note:

You will need Real Audio to hear the examples on this website, and can download it at the following site.  DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM THAT REQUIRES PAYMENT, but their free player which is located on the right of their web site.    The BASIC Player not Premium player

 If you have a slow modem you need to follow this procedure FOR STREAMING.  Please notice the dates for listening test, concerts, and make-up/extra oral reports.  I will give you more information next week.  Have a good weekend

1. In RealOne Player, click the Tools menu and choose Preferences. The Preferences box opens.
2. In the Category section, double-click Connection.
3. Under Connections, click Playback Settings.
4. Select the Enable Instant Playback check box, and then click OK.

Important Composers of the era: (Look them up!)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)        Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)     Franz Schubert (1797-1828)  

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)               Hector Berlioz (1803-69)                       Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) 

Frédéric Chopin (1810-49)                        Robert Schumann (1810-56)                  Franz Liszt (1811-86)  

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)                    Richard Wagner (1813-83)                    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) 

César Franck (1822-90)                               Bedrich Smetana (1824-84)                   Anton Bruckner (1824-96) 

Johann Strauss II (1825-99)                        Clara Schumann (1819-1896)                 Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)                         Johannes Brahms (1833-97)                   Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)  

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-81)                 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93)      Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)  

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)                    Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)                  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)  

Leos Janácek (1854-1928)                           Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)                      Edward Elgar (1857-1934) 

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)                    Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919)       Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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