Outline for Introduction to the History of Western Art Music II
This is not a comprehensive list of the material for which you are responsible;
instead, use this as the first step towards a study guide
1) Anxiety at the turn of the 20 century
i. Charles Darwin
ii. Sigmund Freud
iii. Women’s right to vote in Germany and Austria
2) Cubism and Primitivism
i. Who were “Les Fauves”?
ii. What were the main features of Picasso’s style?
iii. What did Picasso’s visual technique share with Stravinsky’s music?
iv. Matisse (Dance, 1909); Picasso (Les Desmoiselles d’Avignon, 1907),
Gaugin (Contes barbares, 1902).
3) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
i. Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes
ii. Petrushka (1911)
iii. The Rite of Spring (1913)
a. Rhythm (polyrhythms