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What was happening in Beethoven’s life when he wrote the Missa Solemnis?

PART 1
Find on YouTube and listen to 2 minutes of each of the following, writing 3 sentences describing each concerning pitch, texture, timbre, etc.:
Haydn Symphony No. 100 in G major Second Movement Allegretto
Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 Second Movement
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525 First Movement
Mozart Piano Concertoin G Major, K. 453 First Movement
Mozart Don Giovanni Act 1 Scene 2 (with closed caption or translation?)
PART 2
Watch this video which advertises the Galaxy Note. In a few sentences, compare and contrast the notation on the picture to a musical score and to a soccer playbook. Compare and contrast Beckham’s hitting the correct drum with making a soccer goal.

PART 3
Watch this video and answer the 8 questions below:

1. What was the irrational reasoning behind Beethoven’s father’s abuse?
2. Briefly describe the incident when Beethoven met Mozart.
3. Briefly describe the circumstance when Beethoven went deaf.
4. Which symphony did Beethoven dedicate to Napoleon?
5. Briefly describe Beethoven’s relationship with women.
6. Briefly describe the court case Beethoven had.
7. What was happening in Beethoven’s life when he wrote the Missa Solemnis?
8. What was special about Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony?

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