Part 2 Twentieth Century Music

Project 1 – 1900 – 1945

Impressionism – Debussy Listening Log Page 14

Folk and Rhythm – Stravinsky Listening Log 15

Pitch organisation – SchoenbergListening Log Page 16

Exercise – Impressionism, rhythm and pitch – Learning Log Page 4

Sibelius’ and Nielsens 5th Symphonies – Listening Log Page 16

Exercise – Writing Programme Notes – Learning Log Page 5

Music Between the Wars 1919- 1945

Varese – Ameriques – Listening Log Page 17

Ravel – Bolero – Listening Log Page 18

Exercise – Music Between the Wars – Learning Log Page 6

Other artists – Listening Log Page 19

Project 2 – – After the second world war

Suggested listening for this part = Listening Log Page 20

Electronic Music – Learning Log Page 7

Roxburgh, Nono, Saariaho – Listening Log Page 21

Indeterminacy also known as Aleatory music

John Cage is mostly associated with this kind of music. Studied with Henry Cowell and most notably Stockhausen. Varese influenced his work too. His early music was based in serliallism and his rhythmic structures were built around eastern patterns, The development of these eastern ideas lead to the creation of his Aleatoric style. His most famous work is 4″33″

Research Point 4’33″” Listening Log Page 22

Exercise Considering chance and serial music – Listening Log Page 23

Extended tonality – Benjamin Britten

Research point – Gloriana by Benjamin Britten _ Learning Log Page 8

Shostakovich and politics

Exercise – Interpreting the final section of Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony – Learning Log Page 9

Additional listening – Listening Log Page 24

Project three – New Instrumental Sounds

Exercise – Exploring composition for percussion – Listening Log Page 25

Exercise – Unusual musical notation Learning Log Page 10

Exploring a graphic Score – Learning Log Page 11

Notes and References for Assignment 2 Learning Log Page 12

Other listening for this section – Listening Log Page 26

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