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Post by Steven Bontempi on May 24, 2015

This is what comes up with the Vicentino YouTube link:

This video is private.

Please remedy this situation with these YouTube links.  This lecture series is becoming less and less valuable.

The Madrigal

The Madrigal

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  • Intro 0:00
  • What in the World is a Madrigal? 0:08
    • Italian Song: Secular Polyphonic Vocal Composition for 2-8 Voices
    • Developed in 3 Stages Throughout the Renaissance
  • First Generation 1:38
    • Developed from Frotolla: Homophonic, Rustic, and Popular
    • Polyphonic Sections Alternate with Chordal, Homophonic Sections
    • Dissonant Harmonies Appear at Specific Moments in the Text
    • Primo Libro
    • Arcadelt 'Il bianco e dolce cigno'
  • Second Generation 5:55
    • Wider Use of Poetry and More Serious Texts
    • Experimental Harmonies
    • Vicentino Wrote a Big Treatise in 1555
    • Vicentino 'Laura, che 'l verde lauro'
  • Third Generation 9:28
    • Mannerist
    • Chose Emotionally Intense Texts to Depict Musically
    • Voice Crossings
    • Crazy Rhythms
    • Sudden Tempo Changes
    • Text Painting
  • More Third Generation 12:39
    • Required Skilled Singers and Sophisticated Audiences
    • Maurenzio 'Solo et pensoso'
    • Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • Review 17:05
    • Madrigals
    • First Generation
    • Second Generation
    • Third Generation
    • Who is Known as the First Opera Composer?
    • What is Text Painting?