Type of single-movement form consisting of an opening section of music with certain characteristics, a contrasting section, and then a return to the original music at the end. Also known as three-part form or ternary form.
Music without a "program" that exists for its own sake and does not try to represent any extra-musical idea.
The perception of beauty and how we react to it.
Age of Enlightenment
Refers to Eighteenth-Century Europe during which the philosophical outlook was based on knowledge and a rational view of the world.
Age of Reason
Term used to refer to European rational philosophy from approximately 1200-1800, including the Age of Enlightenment
Music that incorporates some element of chance in either the composition or performance of the music. Advocated by American composer John Cage.