4292008 - Moderinsm's response and it's expression in music...

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Moderinsm’s response and it’s expression in music Expressionism soufht to express the most extreme human feelings by divorcing art from everyday literalness. Anguish, even hysteria, could be conveyed by the harsh clashing of strong colors, irregular, Fauves Les Fauves (The Wild Beasts) Distorted images bordering on the grotesque. Music before WWI World Fair, Paris, 1889, Eiffel Tower Debussy heard non-western music Chart p.329 Pentatonic Whole-tone Octatonic Quarter-tone Serialism Emancipation of Dissonance Melody more complex, more fragmentary, more vague Harmony more dissonant Schoenberg, “The emancipation of dissonance,” –emancipation from that need to resolve Harsh dissonance in milder tones Tonality and Atonality Tonality – feeling of centrality, focus, or “homing” Atonality – NO tonal center at all Wagner’s chomaticism forcasated Schoenberg – serialism Holy Trinity of Music: Melody, harmony, tonality Chapte 20 The twentieth century: Early Modernism Paris and Vienna, 1890-1914
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course MUSC 101 taught by Professor Bromer during the Spring '08 term at Wichita State.

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