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Chapter22.3.1+_4-4_ - Continuing into the 20 th Century...

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Unformatted text preview: Continuing into the 20 th Century Tonal and post-tonal music In our survey so far, Scriabin traveled furthest from common-practice tonal harmony, and Rachmaninov stayed closest Many composers continued to work with tonality, bringing out new flavors and possibilities. Tonal and post-tonal music Others created approaches that either redefined tonality or abandoned the idea completely The term post-tonal can be applied to all the new ways composers found to organize pitch, from atonality to neotonality. Tonal and post-tonal music BUT please keep in mind that this only applies to 20 th-century classical or art or academic music Popular music, musical theater, and jazz all continued to be tonal and to use functional harmony. Tonal and post-tonal music T he inevitable result was that serious composers began to lose contact with their audiences, something that typically happens at the end of a musical style period As a result, serious music retreated into academic settings, where composers could experiment without worrying about audience reactionit remained alive, but on life support But judging by audience acceptance, the real new music of the early 20 th Century was the newly-discovered American Popular Music. Music between the World Wars 1918-1942 Many European musicians fled to Paris, England, America during, because of, or after WW I Large orchestras gave way to smaller ensembles for economic reasons. Music between the World Wars New experimental movements in the visual arts: Abstractionism non-representational geometric art Expressionism expression of your conscious feelings Surrealism expression of your subconscious feelings Dadaism deliberately grotesque & nonsensical. ExpressionismKandinsky The Scream...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course MUS 2116 taught by Professor Howell during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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Chapter22.3.1+_4-4_ - Continuing into the 20 th Century...

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