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Lecture 1

MUL 2010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Twelve-Tone Technique, Hungarian Folk Music, Maurice Ravel


Department
Music - MUL
Course Code
MUL 2010
Professor
Dr.Cunningham
Lecture
1

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Which of the following best describes aleatory music?
Music that allows for an element of chance to enter the performance
What unique feature of this example suggests that it was written in the Contemporary period?
use of traditional instruments in different ways.
Which one of these composers wrote music for prepared piano?
John Cage
Which of the following composers developed the concept of total theater?
Carl Orff
The composers Samuel Barber, Thea Musgrave, and Ned Rorem resisted the 20th-century trend of
serialism.
True
In 20th-century music, traditional harmony and tonality were redefined or rejected in favor of:
Atonality and serialism
Nadia Boulanger was a prominent music teacher who taught some of the most influential composers of
the 20th century, including Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, and Walter Piston
true
The following piece was written by a leading figure of the post-WWII German avant-garde. Identify this
composer.
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Which of the following composers catapulted to the top of the 20th-century avant-garde after
composing Firebird, Petrushka, and Le Sacre du Printemps?
Igor Stravinsky
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