36 - 5 Representative Art Music Pieces from After 1945

Throughout concerto grosso 1985 i found myself using

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Unformatted text preview: ly love the opening theme of the first movement. … Throughout [Concerto Grosso 1985], I found myself using compositional techniques typical of the baroque period, including terraced dynamics, repeated phrases … techniques I would not normally use, but I felt inspired to do so because of the fact that this piece was based on Handel.” John Adams (b. 1947) Leading American composer whose music combines driving pulse, constant repetition, and clear tonality with lyrical, expressive melodies and varied orchestral colors Conductor and composer, Adams has taught and directed several important Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986) A fanfare One of the most widely performed orchestral works by a living American composer. Generates enormous excitement because of its rapid tempo, rhythmic drive, and powerful, colorful sonorities. Large orchestra: includes two synthesizers and a variety of percussion instruments including a Elliott Carter (b. 1908) Born in NYC to a well-off family 1924: Attended the American premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, which inspired him to become a composer 1926 Studied English literature, Greek, and philosophy, at Harvard and oboe and th...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2013 for the course MUSIC STUD 0812 taught by Professor Nypaver during the Fall '11 term at Temple.

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