Verdi, from Otello, Act II (Listening Guide p. 177)
- Verdi, from Otello, Act II (Listening Guide p. 177)
Describe the type and style of the work you hear:
- List three musical characteristics heard in this selection that help define the style. Indicate where in the piece they can best be heard. (3 points)
- How is the excerpt from Act II of Verdi’s Otello similar to others of the period? Compare it to Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Fourth movement (Listening Guide p. 193).
Name at least three musical characteristics of this period heard in both works that help define the style. (3 points)
- Comparing the stylistic characteristics of each, how are the two operatic/vocal examples different? (2 points)