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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Bel Canto, Experimental Music, American Modernism
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 21 RECONFIGURING AMERICAN OPERA I. Pieces/movements that have changed music during the 20 century: th a. Rite of Spring, Stravinsky b. In C, Riley II. D...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Ondes Martenot, Olivier Messiaen, Darmstadt School
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 17 THE EUROPEAN POST-WAR AVANT GARDE AND THE DARMSTADT SCHOOL I. World War II (1939-1945) a. Some fled, but others were not lucky enough b. Some composers were caught up in WWII II. Olivier Messiaen (...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Nam June Paik, La Monte Young, Charlotte Moorman
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 20 FLUXUS AND EXPERIMENTALISM 2.0 I. Conversation: a. Simplicity b. Time-based spatial c. Emerging consciousness central component of work d. Engaging the viewer II. Yoko Ono a. Considered herself a c...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: San Francisco Tape Music Center, Morton Subotnick, Terry Riley
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 19 MINIMALISM: TERRY RILEY, STEVE REICH, PHILIP GLASS I. Minimalism: challenged musical elite of complex, serial music a. Resisting complex notation as well b. ...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Syvilla Fort
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 16 JOHN CAGE AND THE EXPERIMENTAL TRADITION I. The experimental tradition a. Yoko Ono, Cut Piece (1964) b. Pauline Oliveros, Sonic Meditations (1974) ...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture 15: Lou Harrison
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 15 AMERICAN PERCUSSION ORCHESTRAS AND GAMELAN INFLUENCE: LOU HARRISON I. Lou Harrison (1917-2003) a. 1926: family in South SF i. Trips to Peking opera house, witnessed music of the Gamelan ii. Also go...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Petrushka Chord, Sergei Diaghilev, Octatonic Scale
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 3 ATONALITY AND EXPRESSIONISM Russian ballet review: I. Ballet originally developed by France, but became dull; only enabled by higher classes II. Czarist regime allowed ballet to flourish in Russia I...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Sergei Diaghilev, Louis Daguerre, Nicholas Roerich
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 2 DEBUSSY: IMPRESSIONISM; STRAVINSKY AND BALLET RUSSE I. Daguerreotype: Louis Daguerre (1884) early version of the camera a. Leads to development of photography as an art form b. Upset painting c. Art...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Orlande De Lassus, Gamelan, Music Theory
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 1 IMPRESSIONISM AND SYMBOLISM LITERATURE I. Debussy (1862-1918) a. Influencer and product of culture b. Son of furniture maker c. Didnt come from money but parents valued the arts d. Received no regul...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Aaron Copland, Nadia Boulanger, George Gershwin
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 13 AMERICAN REGIONALISM: IN SEARCH OF AUTHENTIC AMERICA I. What is genuinely American? a. Who are Americans? (a.k.a. the folk of folksongs) b. Jazz? i. Was Paris idea of what America was; exotic Ameri...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Paul Hindemith, Bertolt Brecht, Brandenburg Concertos
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 11 MUSICAL POLITICS IN GERMANY I. The Weimar Republic 1918-1933 II. Nazis ended works of Modernist Art to promote their own art (1933-1945) a. Jazz b. Expressionism c. Neue Sachklichkeit (related to B...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: American Modernism, Scherzo, Transcendentalism
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 7 AMERICAN MODERNISM I. Charles Ives, Trio for violin, cello, and piano (1909) a. Movement 2: TSIAJ This Scherzo is a Joke i. Over 80 musical references ii. Potentially started in 1904 after graduatin...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: William Carlos Williams, Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 9 PRECISIONISM, IMAGISM, AND THE ULTRA-MODERNS: HENRY COWELL, DANE RUDHYAR, AND RUTH CRAWFORD I. Alfred Stieglitz: photographer a. Wanted to elevate photography as an art form II. Georgia OKeefe: pain...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Baroque Dance, Maurice Ravel, Serge Koussevitzky
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 6 NEOCLASSICISM I. Virtual art neoclassicism: ca. late 1700s-early 1800s a. (during musics baroque era) th b. A.K.A. classicism that 20 century composers emulated c. Musical neoclassicism = neo-neocla...

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MUSIC 408A Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Kraken In Comics, Erik Satie, Anton Webern
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MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE 5 SERIALISM AND DADAISM I. Serialism a. Atonal before WWI b. Exploring subconscious, expressionism II. Society for Private Musical Performances, 1918-21 a. Supported music of Arnold Schoenberg, Berg, ...

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