let’s consider two pieces of music for voice next: part of Mozart’s Requiem and Schubert’s Lied or art song, Elfking. Listen to both works.*
- In the Classical period form was an important concern for composers and listeners alike. These two pieces approach formal design very differently. Are the forms of these pieces as described in the text easy to hear with practice?
- Both of these pieces are very dramatic in nature. How do their individual approaches to structural design (form) reinforce the drama that you hear?
- I’m sure you’ll want to comment on the similarity in the verbal meaning attached to both these examples — program music in a sense?