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1 Music History An Abbreviated History of Western Classical Music An Abbreviated History of Western Classical Music

2 The Modern Period present The Modern Period includes many types of music: Impressionism Expressionism Neo-Classical Neo-Romantic Chance Music Electronic Music Experimental (non- electronic

3 Impressionism “La Mer (the Sea)” by Claude Debussy “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel “La Mer (the Sea)” by Claude Debussy “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel

4 Exressionism “Transfigured Night” by Arnold Schoenberg “Transfigured Night” by Arnold Schoenberg

5 Exressionism “Twelve Tone” harmonic System

6 Neo-Classical Neo-Romantic “Rite of Spring” by Igor Stavinsky “The Planets” by Gustov Holst “Mars” “Jupiter” “Rite of Spring” by Igor Stavinsky “The Planets” by Gustov Holst “Mars” “Jupiter”

7 Experimental Non-Electronic “Central Park in the Dark” by Charles Ives “Lux Aeterna” by Gyorgy Ligeti “Central Park in the Dark” by Charles Ives “Lux Aeterna” by Gyorgy Ligeti

8 Electronic 1.Tape Recorder music  Electronic manipulation of recorded sounds 2.Synthesizer music  Sounds produced electronically 1.Tape Recorder music  Electronic manipulation of recorded sounds 2.Synthesizer music  Sounds produced electronically

9 Electronic “Silver Apples of the Moon” by Morton Subotnick “Silver Apples of the Moon” by Morton Subotnick

10 Chance Music  Some or all of the performance elements are left up to chance  John Cage  Some or all of the performance elements are left up to chance  John Cage

11 The End


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