Week 3 Listening Discussion Prompt Guidelines
- You must create your own Thread (a.k.a. comment response to the prompt) before you can see other students’ comments.
- Your Thread (a.k.a. comment response to the prompt) needs to be of sufficient depth and a minimum of one paragraph in length which is no less than 100 words.
- Respond to at least 2 other students’ comments.
- You responses to the other students’ comments need to be of sufficient depth and a minimum of one paragraph in length which is no less than 100 words.
- In order for you to receive full credit and be “of sufficient depth”, I need to see proof that you watched the concert so reference something specific that stood out to you. Comments that are too general or vague, such as â€œThis piece of music really moved me I liked it a lot.â€ or â€œI agree 100%.â€, will not count for credit. It is acceptable to state that you liked it or agree but you need to support your claims and explain why you liked it or why you agree.
- Extra points will be given to people that reply to more than the minimum requirement.
Week 3 Listening Discussion PROMPT:
- Next go to the Keeping Score Berlioz page (link: http://www.pbs.org/keepingscore/berlioz-symphonie-fantastique.html (Links to an external site.)) and read the summary to assist you in responding to these prompts below.
- Berliozâ€™s “Symphonie Fantastique” was so novel and so shockingâ€”for its program and its musicâ€”that it immediately caused an uproar, in the press, from other composers, even from Berliozâ€™s friends. Many, finding the story distasteful, were aghast that a composer would put into music something so explicitly autobiographical. What can these reactions tell us about what Berlioz was trying to do? Was he a typical Romantic artist wearing his heart on his sleeve? Or was he an obsessed, crazy man using music for some diabolical purpose.
- Using the Keeping Score Berlioz website from the link above, how do you think Harriet Smithson is represented in Symphonie Fantastique?