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  Channel 4 - Howard Goodall's 20th Century Greats
Here, now, in the first decade of the 21st century, music is once again becoming something that belongs to everyone – it is at last shaking off the tribal loyalties that throughout the 20th century divided it up into 'popular' and 'classical', or what classical commentators used to call, rather patronisingly, 'light' and 'serious'.
The strange thing is that until the beginning of the 20th century no such division really existed.
In the early years of the century, classical musicians began dismantling the very building blocks of music itself – keys, notes, harmonies – the lot.
www.channel4.com /culture/microsites/0-9/20thcenturygreats/goodall.html   (559 words)

  20th century classical music at AllExperts
An important feature of 20th century concert music is the existence of the splitting of the audience into traditional and avant-garde, with many figures prominent in one world considered minor or unacceptable in the other.
In the early part of the 20th century modernist composers such as George Antheil and others produced music that was shocking to audiences of the time for its disregard or flaunting of musical conventions.
Neo-classicism, in music, means the movement in the 20th century to return to a revived "common practice" harmony, mixed with greater dissonance and rhythm, as the basic point of departure for music.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/20th_century_classical_music.htm   (2794 words)

  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Classical music
Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition.
Most classical music traditions mentioned in the previous section had at least an early part of their historical development overlapping with the popular and folk music genres of their day.
For Western classical music this is the Classical music era, a period of about 50 years starting in the second half of the 18th century (with Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven as its most famous exponents).
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Classical_music   (871 words)

 DoveSong.com -- Twenty-First Century Classical Music
During the 20th Century, classical music was considered to be a long and evolving tradition, both in the western world, and in the eastern.
Century and he became the composer who caused the greatest change to the tradition of western classical music during the last century.
Century was inspired primarily by Schönberg’s student Anton Webern, whose completely intellectual music creates a disjoint and confused emotional state in the listener.**** However, during the 1960s, the music and ideas of American composer John Cage had become an important influence.
www.dovesong.com /positive_music/archives/basement/twentyFirst(2).asp   (743 words)

 20th Century Classical
20th century classical music was extremely diverse, ranging from the late Romantic style of Sergei Rachmaninov, to expressionism (Berg, Webern), aleatoric music and indeterminacy (Cage), the complete serialism of Pierre Boulez, and from the simple triadic harmonies of minimalist composers such as Philip Glass to the musique concrète pioneered by Pierre Schaeffer.
Music along these lines was written throughout the 20th century, and continues to be written today.
Minimalism in music may be summarized as music created from small melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic ideas and using small or gradual variations to add interest to the music.
www.it-careernet.com /piano/20th_century_classical.htm   (1548 words)

 20th century music at AllExperts
A revolution occurred in 20th century music listening as the radio gained popularity worldwide, and new media and technologies were developed to record, capture, reproduce and distribute music.
During the 20th century, the term folk music took on a second meaning: it describes a particular kind of popular music which is culturally descended from or otherwise influenced by traditional folk music, such as with Bob Dylan and other singer-songwriters.
Popular music, sometimes abbreviated pop music, is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are broadly popular or intended for mass consumption and propagated over the radio and similar media--in other words, music that forms part of popular culture.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/20th_century_music.htm   (3432 words)

 Comparative Arts: A CyberEd Course: Part 9: 20th Century Music: P.1
Concrete music is the term used to identify one aspect of contemporary composition.
The process of producing a musical work on tape is analogous to that of the graphic arts, in which the artist creates a master plate of an etching or lithograph from which subsequently prints can be made.
In the earlier 20th century Schoenberg and Berg employed rigorous serial techniques with the tone rows and their segments appearing straightforward, in inversion, in retrograde, and in retrograde inversion.
www.uml.edu /Dept/History/ArtHistory/compart/920th.html   (1115 words)

 Klassiks' Classics - A Brief History of Classical Music - 20th Century
In microtonal music, however, the octave has been divided into more than the usual 12 tones, which means that some of the tones, the so-called microtones, sound slightly sharp or flat when compared with the tones of a normal Western scale.
Opera has suffered in the 20th century from rising labor costs and declining subsidies, which were generously provided in previous centuries from royal and state treasuries.
Although music in the 20th century seems to encompass a bewildering variety of procedures and approaches, one feature has emerged since 1950 as common to most progressive works.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/Strasse/7645/original/History/20c.html   (1171 words)

 A Comparison of Free Jazz to 20th-Century Classical Music
Just as 20th-century classical music extends and separates itself from the tonal language of traditional classical music, so too free jazz "frees" itself from the conventions of functional tonality: "In traditional jazz, the primary purpose of the theme or tune is to provide a harmonic and metrical framework as a basis for improvisation.
Complexity in classical music would eventually reach a point where it began extending the boundaries of its tonal language, as in Wagner's "Tristan," which delays resolution in the piece to an extent that no clear tonic is ever established, paving the way for gradual developments in the direction of atonality and the 12-tone system.
Qualities of folk music are also present in 20th-century classical music as in that of Ligeti, in his use of Hungarian scales in his "Piano Concerto," and in the use of folkloric motifs in his "Violin Concerto," which employs stylized descending motifs of Hungarian music representing grief.
ccrma-www.stanford.edu /~blackrse/freejazz.html   (7368 words)

 20th century classical music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Because of this, the 20th century is sometimes called the "Dissonant Period" of classical music, which followed the common practice period, which emphasized consonance until about 1900.
Among the most prominent composers of the 20th century were Béla Bartók, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Charles Ives, Edward Elgar, Arnold Schoenberg, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, Carl Nielsen, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Henri Dutilleux and Witold Lutoslawski.
Classical music also had an intense cross fertilization with jazz, with several composers being able to work in both genres, including george gershwin and Leonard Bernstein.
www.infoweb.co.nz /20th-century-classical-music   (2861 words)

 Contemporary Music
Pre-eminent interpreters of contemporary and early 20th century music.Winners of the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, 1999.
KAIROS seeks to capture music that is contemporary, that opens up new spaces and experiences for contemporary ears and minds, in the form of interpretations which have grasped the auspiciousness of the moment.
Kalvos and Damian New Music Bazaar is a radio show and website bringing composers to the wider world through their music, interviews, pictures, photos, artwork, essays, biographies, attitudes, catalogs and ideas.
www.zeroland.co.nz /contemporary_music.html   (501 words)

 NPR 100
The composition incorporates a wide range of musical and cultural elements that were part of that scene, from ragtime and blues to classical and parlor songs, and to African and Caribbean music.
Music historian Nick Spitzer reports that Morton was the first to use "riffs" as musical building blocks.
Music reviewer Tom Moon reveals how the song marked a resurrection of sorts for Gaye and influenced Motown to allow other artists in their stable to take creative liberties in their work.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/vote/list100.html   (7430 words)

 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: History of the Death of Music in the 20th Century (Part 2)
I once worked at the classical music counter of an independent record shop, where a fellow classical expert was a music student and an accomplished violinist.
In today's pop music, if the the harmony of a song is an E-chord for two measures followed by a D-chord for two measures, the bass player will simply play the note E for eight beats then the note D for eight beats.
The principle of equality in music means that for the first time in the entire history of music, musicianship is no longer respected.
www.classicalarchives.com /articles/edwards002.html   (1487 words)

 Dolmetsch Online - Music Theory Online - Music of the 20th Century
Music in the twentieth century, then, does not draw on one central and contemporary tradition to the exclusion of foreign influence, but, rather, makes use of many much more individualistic origins and inspirations as its "tradition".
As it related to music, the movement sought "to present the musical soul of the masses, of the great factories, of the railways, of the transatlantic liners, of the battleships, of the automobiles and airplanes.
The German music critic and sociologist, Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), expressed Ives' frustration in a more formal manner: he developed the concept of 'negative dialectic', which, as far as music was concerned, meant that music must be difficult because the undemanding acted as a mass sedative, encouraging people not to think.
www.dolmetsch.com /musictheory40.htm   (11243 words)

 20th Century Composers
But over the last 100 years, ideological changes and technical advances have affected not only the way that music is enjoyed but also the way that it is composed.
These composers have all explored new and uncharted territory in terms of tone and structure, often abandoning -- or combining -- preconceived notions about the nature of classical music.
Together, these composers contributed to the demise of music as it had existed for over three hundred years.
www.epitonic.com /genres/20thcenturycomposers.html   (197 words)

 Contemporary Classical Internet Radio
We play music that is tonal, atonal, polytonal, and many shades of grey; music that is full of mellifluous melodies, and music that throws up fundamental questions of aesthetics, only to shoot them down.
You'll hear orchestral music; chamber music; music for solo piano, clarinet, and accordion; religous and secular vocal music; songs; electronic music; music for percussion ensembles; and even operatic scenes.
The 20th century has produced its share of well-established classics, and works that produced instant infamy.
www.contemporary-classical.com /about_station.jsp   (239 words)

 20th century music - 20th Century Music - Music Beyond 1900
20th century classical music, the classical music of the 20th century, was extremely diverse, beginning with the late Romantic style of Sergei Rachmaninoff,
Second half of the course deals with stylistic tendencies of 20th Century Music using Cogan and Escot's Sonic Design as the basis for analysis.
From the beginnings of 20th century music (modern music) to the present, if composers had a single goal, it seems to have been to "reach for space"
xn--7mz497e.com /erep/20th-century-music.html   (519 words)

 20th-Century Music History, UM Libraries
A multi-media source for transcripts of oral histories (the print book), the sounds of composers voices and some of their music (the accompanying two CDs), and online transcripts of spoken parts of the CDs (click on "CD Transcript" on that page).
A now 'classic' annotated commentary on what sounded new in the 1980s, including some early and world music which was then 'new for Western ears.' The author hosts the radio program New Sounds on WNYC.
A classic in a field the author calls "creative chronology of music." Not only includes a complete chronology from 1900-1991 but also a number of letters and documents not readily available elsewhere.
www.lib.umd.edu /PAL/guides.contemporary.html   (1100 words)

 Classical Music CD's, Classical Music DVD's, Classical LP's: Buy & Sell including 20th Century Music
We have a variety that includes a Classical Music CD collection of 20th Century Music from several musicians such as John Cage, Harry Partch, Steve Reich, John Zorn, and much more.
We stock over 3,000 Classical music CD albums under $5.
Our selection of 20th Century Music on Classical Music CD's and LP's performers are not limited to this list alone, there are many more 20th Century Music artists and labels that we currently stock.
www.prex.com /buy/20Century-Music.html   (915 words)

 Berlin 1920-26 (Avant Garde Project 35, 20th century classical, FLAC) : Music > Classic - Mininova
The Avant Garde Project is a series of 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic torrents digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today.
The analog rig used to extract the sound from the grooves is near state-of-the-art, producing almost none of the tracking distortion or surface noise normally associated with LPs.
This is the first of two installments devoted to selections from a 4LP set released on Thorofon in 1986, entitled "Musik Zwischen den Kriegen" (Music Between the Wars).
www.mininova.org /tor/488632   (508 words)

 Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - 20th-Century Repertoire
Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - 20th-Century Repertoire
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Use of text, images, or any other copyrightable material contained in these pages, without the written permission of the copyright holder, except as specified in the Copyright Notice, is strictly prohibited.
www.classical.net /music/rep/lists/20th.html   (69 words)

 Rounder Records - Vintage Music from India -- Early Twentieth-Century Classical & Light-Classical Music - Album Detail
Produced by Dick Spottswood and Peter Manuel, this disc constitutes the first compilation of reissues from early 20th century India, presenting a cross-section of recorded genres and artists of the time.
What is remarkable about Indian music is the continuity of its evolution, dating back more than two millennia.
Change has been continual and often remarkable, particularly since the emergence of new genres since the 19th century and the introduction of relatively new instruments like the sitar, sarod and tabla.
www.rounder.com /?id=album.php&catalog_id=5599   (166 words)

 Naxos Web Radio
Works by 19th and early 20th Century composers such as Gade, Kunzen, Weyse, Hartmann, Glass and others.
Featuring ambient, classical and world music, in combinations of both contemporary and traditional styles.
Evergreens, musicals and film music favourites performed by various orchestras conducted by Richard Hayman.
www.naxosradio.com   (865 words)

 All Available Artists in General 20th Century Classical - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
At present, he is a professor of the Music Department of the Universi...
From the artist: William Joel is a composer of contemporary classical music with influences from jazz, folk, and elsewhere.
Ogino's music explores the integration of traditional Japanese sound worlds with western musical environments including pop culture.
music.download.com /3605-9116_32-0.html   (335 words)

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