Alexander Borodin: Second Symphony Opening; In the Steppes of Central Asia; Prince Igor

  1. What type of opening does the smphony open with
    Imposing openign, a unison line for the whole orchestra
  2. What is the key of the opening, how is not obvious from the first phase
    The key is B minor, but isn't obvious because it contains two notes foreign to the key
  3. The phrase in then rpeated, with a new continuation into which new key
    D major
  4. After the repeat, a faster thematic element enters leaving us undecided between which two keys
    B minor and D major
  5. What is typical opening for German allegros
    They key is made obvious from the onset
  6. What principle does the hovering between two keys relate too
    A relation to folk principles with two modal centers (peremennost)
  7. What is it called when you play in longer note values 
  8. What did Borodin see his first theme as? 
    Russian warriors (bogatyri)
  9. What knickname did the symphony gain
  10. BEGINING OF In the Steppes of Central Asia and Prince Igor
  11. For what occasion was In the Steppes of Central Asia commissioned
    Tsar Alexander II's silver jubilee 1880
  12. What two themes are present in In the Steppes of Central Asia
    It's oriental in character, the other style is Russian folk music. They later meet together
  13. What does In the Steppes of Central Asia depict
    caravan of camels, men, and goods moving through and asian desert under protection of Russian guards
  14. What was Borodin's only opera
    Pince Igor
  15. What two forces are present in Prince Igor What piece of Glinka's can these same forces be seen
    The Russians and Polovstians. Can be seen in Glinka's Life
  16. Who were the Polovstians
    Known as the Cumans nomads ranging from south eastern Europe to central Asia
  17. What of the balance in Prince Igor
    Russians and Polovstians are presented with equal balance (because the piece is unfinished this can't be seen)
  18. What is considered an encyclopedia of Orientalism
    Borodin's Polovstian Acts
  19. Describe the chorus of Act II in Prince Igor
    For female voice it's slow and harmony moves very little
  20. Prince Igor features a long pedal. What was a long pedal symbolic of in Western Europe and Russia
    In Europe it was a sign of tension and expectation while is Russian music it was the opposite (avoid tension)
  21. Over the pedal, Prince Igor shows what type of patterns
  22. Oriental melodies often featured which intervals
    augmented second, reflecting Turkic music
  23. What type of music is heard in Borodin's dance of the boys
    fast triplet ostinato patterns represent the wild and fire of the Polovstians
  24. What is characteristic of Oriental music
    Woodwinds, especially those that use double reed
  25. Which instruments use a double reed
    English horn, oboe or bassoon
  26. What are the typical meters of drum in Orientalism
    3/8 or 6/8
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Alexander Borodin: Second Symphony Opening; In the Steppes of Central Asia; Prince Igor
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