Mus115/20th Century Study Guide/Nathanson

 

VI - The Twentieth Century (pp. 278-284)

Chapter 1 - Musical Styles: 1900-1945 (pp. 285-293)

Chapter 2 - Music and Musicians in Society (pp. 293-296)

Chapter 3 - Impressionism and Symbolism (pp. 296-298)

·       Like romanticism but much more subtle

·       transparent, translucent, shimmering, etc.

·       new scales and harmony

·       French

Chapter 4 - Claude Debussy (pp. 298-302)

·       Prélude à L'Aprés-midi d'un Faune

Chapter 5 - Neoclassism (pp.302 -303)

Chapter 6 - Igor Stravinsky (pp. 303-310)

·       Primitivism

·       Diaghilev

·       Nijinsky

·       Polytonality & Polyrhythm

·       Melodic fragments

·       Ostinato

The Rite of Spring  (know these sections of the piece)

·       Introduction

·       The Omens of Spring

·       Dance of the Adolescents

·       The Game of Abduction

·       Round Dances of Spring

Chapter 7 - Expressionism (pp. 310-311)

Chapter 8 - Arnold Schoenberg (pp. 312-319)

·       atonality

·       Serialism

·       12-tone music

·       Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21 (Moonstruck Pierrot; 1912)

·       A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46 (1947)

Chapter 9 - Alban Berg (pp. 319-324)

·       serial techniques (12-tone music) combined with extreme chromaticism

·       Wozzeck  (How does this opera reflect expressionism?)

Chapter 15 - Aaron Copland (pp. 337-341)

·       Appalachian Spring

·       American sounding (folk melodies)

·       Consonant, jazzy, ballet, Martha Graham

Chapter 16 - Musical Styles since 1945 ( pp. 341-352)

·       Aleatory music

·       Minimalist music

Chapter 17 - Music since 1945

·       Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano by John Cage (pp. 352-354)

·       Einstein on the Beach (1976) by Philip Glass (pp.355-357)

·       Minimalism, rock influences, repetition and addition, consonant, relentless beat and regular rhythm

Music Today - In the Dragon's Garden by David Kechley

                                   

 

The Final is on Monday, May 5, 8:00 am to 11:00 am. 

All concert papers must be turned in Friday morning BEFORE the test.