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MUS 1302 (21)
Lecture 19

Lecture 19 - Music of the 20th Century

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Department
Music
Course
MUS 1302
Professor
Jerry M.Cain
Semester
Fall

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MUSIC OF THE 20TH CENTURYGeneral characteristics Marked by great individuality of expression and technical approach Many composers developed individual systems of harmonyatonalityatonal musicmicrotonality microtonal musicserial proceduresserial musicaleatoryaleatoric music New emphasis on complex rhythmic relationships partly due tononWestern influences Search for new sound sourcesnew instruments percussion electronic and unconventionalinstrumentsnew uses of conventional instrumentsextended techniquesContinuing dissolution of clear genre distinctions AvantGarde aestheticCan be very challenging for both performers and audiencesSometimes the music itself is a question or philosophical stance Unprecedented fixation on Music History on the music of the recentandor distant past through selfconscious rejection or imitation Emergence of American composers as an important force on theinternational scene for the first time
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