Mikhail Glinka

  1. What is the Glory Chorus
    The finale of Glinka's opera A Life of the Tsar
  2. What three features make up Official Nationalism
    Orthodoxy, Autocracy and Nationalism
  3. What dose Glinka label the Glory Chorus as
    A "hymn-march"
  4. Why is the march rhythm easy to hear
    A real military band is present on stage
  5. What is the religious aspect present in the Glory Chorus
    A rhythm of a half note and two quater notes; Orthodox chant
  6. How was the Glory Chorus harmonized
    Unusually, with voices in parrallel thirds
  7. What is considered the first Russian national opera
    A Life of the Tsar
  8. What is an assamblei
    A lavish party at court
  9. Under who's reign? And how did Opera arrive in Russia
    Under the reign of Tsarina Anna; a traveling Italian opera performed Giovanni Ristori's Calandro in Moscow
  10. What was the first Russian languaged libretto based on
    The myth of Cephalus and Procris
  11. What is an earlier indication than Glinka of use of Russian folk song
    Yevstingnei Fomin's opera Coachman at the Relay Station
  12. Who had already written a story similar to Glinka A LifeĀ for the Tsar
    Venetian composer Catarino Cavos (BASED out of Moscow)
  13. What was A Life for the Tsar the first Russian language opera to contain
    No spoken dialogue, everything was sung
  14. What was Glinka's eaqrly musical experience
    Working with his Uncle's private orchestra
  15. Where did Glinka travel to after studying in Italy for more demanding compositional technique
    Germany to study under Dehn
  16. Where did A Life for the Tsar premier
    Moscow Bolshoi Theater
  17. Who is the central figure in A Life for the Tsar
    Ivan Susanin; who tricks the poles in the identity of the Tsar to come
  18. What defines the poles musical color
    • Polonaise dances and Muzurka's
    • Both use 3/4 times marked by dotted rhythms
  19. What is Balalaika
    Plucked-string folk instrument
  20. What is the meter of the Wedding Chorus? What was the result?
    • 5/4
    • Score was heavier than most Italian operas
  21. Where did the plot for Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila come from?
    Poet Alexander Pushkin who died before he could convert the poem into a libretto
  22. How did Glinka indicate different nationalities in Ruslan and Lyudmila
    • With different musical colors;
    • Finn was represented by a Finnish quote
    • Ratmir, Lyudmila's suitor from the east is represented by a range of Glinka's devices
  23. Who is Chernomor? How is he represented in Ruslan and Lyudmila
    He is a dwarf who is seen by the "Whole-tone Scale"
  24. What did Glinka refer to his Whole-Tone Scale as
    Chemical Scale
  25. What is different about Glinka's Changing Background Variations (Glinka Variations)
    Typically melody disappears to show different figures.. Glinka changed everything but the Melody
  26. Glinka didn't originate the "Glinka Variations".. where else can they be seen
    Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"- finale of his Ninth Symphony
  27. How does Glinka's Kamarinskaya's theme alternate
    Slow and Fast
  28. What is the slow theme form Kamarinskaya? How many different registers is it played in
    • "From behind Tall Hills
    • In 4 different registers
  29. What does Kamarinskaya translate to
    Fiery Dance
  30. What is a humorous touch in Kamarinskaya
    Dissonant note in the French Horn (C-natural against a D-major)
  31. How is Kamarinskaya relatable to folk music
    It doesn't reach any particular musical for; variation
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Mikhail Glinka
Mikhail Glinka, his musical background, Glory Chorus, Kamarinskaya