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March 26th

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Department
Music-Arts Faculty
Course
MUAR 211
Professor
Jerry M.Cain
Semester
Winter

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th March 26 , 2013  Wozzeck o first & most famous opera by Alan Berg o based on German playwright Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck  left incomplete due to death o almost century later Berg reworked 27 scenes of play into libretto of 3 acts with 5 scenes each o worked on it 1917-1922 while on leave from WWI o Erith Kleiber conducted world premiere of at Berlin State Opera on December 14 , 1925  Charles Ives (1881-1945) o American composer & organist born in Danbury, Connecticut o son of military bandmaster & music teacher o worked as church organist as teenager & as young adult o studied music composition at Yale University o made successful & lucrative career in insurance  composed in spare time o early attempts at performance & publish failed  self-published at own expense  it was too innovative & thought to be poorly constructed o few heard his compositions until after he gave up composing in 1920 due to discouragement & illness o still returned to & revised rdevious compositions o won Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for 3 symphony composed in 1904 o most famous works were progressive modernist so composer’s reception  innovative American genius ahead of his time o social & political critic o wrote music that reflected his views o rich from his insurance company that still exists today so didn’t have to rely on music  first composer we have talked about that wasn’t a professional composer o advocated individuality & originality; had open-minded & curious view of music o includes some of the most important innovative techniques  polymeter, musical quotation o music often much about rhythm  historiography: the study of history and how it is perceived  reception: history of meanings imputed to historical events  polymeter: simultaneous use of different, perhaps conflicting meters; ie/ one part plays triple meter, other plays duple meter  “bell bottoms ARE going to come back”  musical quotation: using borrowed & often very easily recognizable excerpts of music by other composers within newly composed piece o Ives didn’t thly quote art music, also quoted nationalistic music o late in the 20 century, most music is only quotation music  collage (pastiche): construction of a new art (musical) work using fragments of previously existing art (music); can be easily perceptible or carefully hidden within new work  The Unanswered Question is a programmatic piece, a
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