Lecture April 13th, 2011

Lecture April 13th, 2011 - Alternatives to Modernism...

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Alternatives to Modernism Reactions * public often rejected “new music” - smaller audiences * some used moernist ideas selectively - Bartok, Copland Bela Bartok (1881-1945) * Hungarian (Budapest) - pianist / educator / ethnomusicologist * blend of traditional and modern - classical forms/genres - not always tonal - folk music * emigrated to U.S. (1940) Bartok “in the field” Bohemia, 1908 [modern day czech republic Turkey, 1936 Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (1936) * double string orchestra [two groups, minismall orchestras] - antiphonal [respond to each other - OMagnum Mysterio], percussive * percussion (melody, timbre) * celesta (timbre) * tonal, but highly chromatic * Tempo: S-F-S-F [remember it is normally, F-S-M-F for the symphony] * II - sonata form (fast) Exposition * “pizzicato” [plucked] strings, then sweeping bowed scales - timpani! * “folky” dance-like tune in 2 nd group Development * syncopated rhythms - * “section 2” - more pizzicato and folk-like material
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