Music - 120506 - Date: 12/07/06 (Thursday) Class: Intro to...

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Date: 12/07/06 (Thursday) Class: Intro to Music Instructor: Susan Teel Art Music in America since 1920 Increase due to: Spared destruction in World Wars Many musicians fled Europe Music schools became stronger National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Advanced Technology Nationalism (1930’s – 1950) Aaron Copland: o “Fanfare for the Common Man” o “Appalachian Spring” (ballet) Neoclassicism: Following WWII Mostly absolute music Intellectual emphasis Composers: o Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b. 1939) Minimalism Take a small amount of musical material and repeat it over and over with small  modifications Largely confined to America Composers: o Steve Reich (b. 1936) “Music for Pieces of Wood” o John Adams (b.1947) “Short Ride in a Fast Machinge (1986) Popular Music and Jazz to 1950
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