Lecture 6. Melody: Mozart and Wagner
Listening to Music (MUSI 112)
This lecture discusses melody and aesthetics; Professor Wright raises the question of what makes a melody beautiful, and uses excerpts from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Wagner's Tristan and Isolde and Mozart's Marriage of Figaro to explore this issue. Throughout the discussion, the foundations of classical phrase-structure and harmonic progressions are used to explain some of the choices these three composers made.
- Chapter 1. What Makes a Melody Beautiful?
- Chapter 2. Puccini's Gianni Schicchi: Cadences and Sequences
- Chapter 3. Wagner's Tristan and Isolde: Exploring Melodic Ascents and Descents
- Chapter 4. Mozart's Marriage of Figaro: Melodic Sequence Analysis
Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu
This course was recorded in Fall 2008.
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