Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with detailed speaker’s notes about the role of music.
Include the following in your presentation: Compare works that exhibit nationalist and exotic characteristics from the 19th century. How does the music create its specific cultural identity? What political implications might the composer have intended with this work? Discuss how 19th-century composers used folk music. Why would composers incorporate folk music into their symphonies, symphonic poems, or other concert works? How does fold music aid in the development of popular music? Discuss the development of opera and how opera becomes identified with specific European cultures in the 19th century. What sorts of plots and dramatic styles were preferred in France, Germany, and Italy? Compare the way Wagner and Verdi’s music help create a political statement. What reactions did their music get in their day to support your claim? Select a work from the 20th century that makes a political statement. How does this, and earlier selected pieces convey a story in the music?
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.