18 20th-Cnt. Classical pt. 2 outline

18 20th-Cnt. Classical pt. 2 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. 2 LATE 20TH CENTURY CURRENTS UNIVERSITIES BECAME MAJOR PLACES FOR MUSIC World War II Many European musicians emigrate to U.S. - Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Bartok, Rachmaninoff, Toch, Dahl - Composers have complete control Modernity Rise of Academy as support system - National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) TWO DOMINANT RATIONALES Maximum Rational Control Serialism – how loud Electronic music Minimum Rational Control Improvisation – roll the dice Indeterminacy EDGAR VARÈSE (1883-1965) Music in 4 dimensions – added idea of space “Mass of Sound” Background of physics Pioneer of electronic tape music LISTEN: Hyperprism LISTEN: Poème électronique
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GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell Lecture Outline: 20 th Century Classical Music in America MILTON BABBITT (B. 1916) Composer akin to scientific researcher Electronic Music Bypasses traditional notation
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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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18 20th-Cnt. Classical pt. 2 outline - GMUS 203: Music in...

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