17 20th. cent. classical pt. 1 outline

17 20th. cent. classical pt. 1 outline - GMUS 203: Music in...

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GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell Lecture Outline: 20 th Century Classical Music in America 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC, PT. 1 Readings: Chapters 25, 28, 33, 39 (819-836) WHAT IS AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC? Who and what represents us? Philosophical ideals: Commercial vs. idealistic Traditional and indigenous sources Americana Experimentation and innovation Avant-Garde CHARLES IVES (1874-1954) – FINEST AMERICAN COMPOSER OF 20 TH CENTURY, SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PRACTICES. Used American folk themes in modern and unusual ways – incorporated different styles Natural use of indigenous material Dissonance = strength - LISTEN: “The Fourth of July” - from perspective of a child sounds like random noises. Like fireworks. Parts from famous American song From New England Holidays Ives’ Songs – created many songs LISTEN: “The Cage” – describing a leopord in a cage.
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GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell Lectures Outline: 20 th Century Classical Music in America, pt. 1
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course GMUS 203 taught by Professor Connel during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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17 20th. cent. classical pt. 1 outline - GMUS 203: Music in...

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