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  20th century classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modernism is the name given to a series of movements (See Modernism) arising out of the idea that the 20th century presented a new basis for society and activity, and therefore art should adopt this new basis, however construed, as the fundamental of aesthetics.
Modernism took the progressive spirit of the late 19th century, its love of rigor and of technical advancement, and unhinged it from the norms and forms of late 19th century art.
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.
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 Classical - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Pertaining to the arts (painting, music, literature, etc.), the word "classical" often refers to the period of art or style known as Classicism, which has a high regard for classical antiquity.
Specifically, in physics jargon, the word classical refers to physics using the fundamental physical theories from before the advent of quantum mechanics, i.
Galilei, Newton and formalized by Hamilton and Lagrange) and classical electrodynamics (as formalized by Maxwell).
open-encyclopedia.com /Classical   (342 words)

As we are presently looking upon the modern analyzis of chords, foremost as a tool within the jazz and the popular music, the greeks tried to digest their different modes in categories.
Thus, Phrygian was considered as the warrior, impassioned mode of music, whereas Dorian mode was religious and patriotic, and the Lydian mode sentimental.
Although the Classical period really counts from 1750 and forward to roughly 1820, people do generally associate Classical music as a recognized concept to these two names, along with Franz Joseph Haydn, Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven.
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 smokerblog | A Modern Music Sampler
Indeed, to most people, these pieces will sound like classical music only to the extent that they generally use the same instruments one is accustomed to hearing in performances of Beethoven, Mozart or Bach.
Other composers echew musical instruments altogether, as in the Ligeti prelude for tuned car horns--that is, unless you consider a car horn to be an "instrument" (quotes again!).
Modern music seems to be fragmented and schizoid, much like modern culture.
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 modern classical music CDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Musical instruments and objects have accumulated external memory in their physical bodies, and it remains present in their current shapes and usages’.
Condanction, emphasising music of body rather than music of memory, is essentially a collective feedback mechanism in which movements stimulate the musician’s physical impulse and the sound, and the sound then initiates a new movement.
The music was conceived to sound as live and real as possible, featuring a large string orchestra and the soaring soprano voice of Rebecca Luker, and the way these are combined with relentless rhythms produces a unique and thrilling experience.
www.new-classics.co.uk /html/modern.html   (2447 words)

 Classical and Modern Liberalism (from liberalism) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
In continental Europe the field is known as “classical philology,” but the use, in some circles, of “philology” to denote the study of language and literature—the result of abbreviating the 19th-century “comparative philology”—has lent an unfortunate ambiguity to the term.
The battle between the so-called ancients and moderns was a celebrated literary argument that raged in France and England in the 17th century.
Music from the classical age—the Western historical period of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven—is classical music.
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 ipedia.com: 20th century classical music Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Mediæval Renaissance Baroque Classical Romantic 20th Century Contemporary 20th century classical music was extremely diverse, ranging from the...
20th century classical music was extremely diverse, ranging from the late Romantic style of Sergei Rachmaninov to the complete serialism of Pierre Boulez, and from the simple triadic harmonies of minimalist composers such as Philip Glass to the musique concrète of Pierre Schaeffer and the microtonal music adopted by Harry Partch, Alois Haba and others.
Moderism is the name given to a series of movements (See Modernism) arising out of the idea that the 20th century presented a new basis for society and activity, and therefore art should adopt this new basis, however, construed, as the fundamental of aesthetics.
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 Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture - Modern Turkish Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Western influence had already begun to be felt in Ottoman music towards the middle of the 19th century.
With the declaration of the republic in 1923, Cemal Reşid (REY), who was then studying music in Europe, returned to Turkey and began to teach at a music school established in Istanbul.
The common aim of the group was to use the traditional themes of traditional Turkish music together with the values of Western classical music that they had studied to produce a new polyphonic structure.
www.kultur.gov.tr /portal/kultur_en.asp?belgeno=5918   (259 words)

 classical music - andante - modern, exciting, accessible - wing on wing, foreign bodies and other works by esa-pekka ...
Balance was restored for some listeners in 2001, when Sony released an excellent disc of Salonen conducting five of his compositions, most notably the exciting and brilliantly coloured LA Variations in which he conducted the orchestra who premiered it, the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
In her note to this disc, Corinna Hesse quotes Salonen discussing biology and the origin of all music in movements of the body.
An impressive disc of music by the Finnish composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
www.andante.com /article/article.cfm?id=25404   (859 words)

 Classical Music Magazines
Quality classical music magazine for professional musicians and dedicated amateurs providing news, interviews, essays, concert and CD reviews, more.
Magazine for the 16-30 generation of classical music enthusiasts in the UK and beyond.
Classical music magazine for all strings enthusiasts including violinists, violists and cellists.
www.world-newspapers.com /classical.html   (126 words)

 Modern (20th and 21st Century) Music on the Web ... The Classical Music Beat
Despite having lived a short life Kapralova produced a remarkable output of important works and her music continues to be played in various parts of the world.
Comprehensively addresses all aspects of the man's music and his writings on music.  It already runs to 250 pages and is packed with detailed information about all the music written by this, the last great undiscovered composer.
Modern classical music refers to music written in the 20th century and beyond.
www.searchbeat.com /modern.htm   (979 words)

 Atopos Contemporary Classical Music
Sogna, "Castelletto degli Umbertini" in the 12th century, was subsequently pillaged, rebuilt, burned and transformed during the seventeenth century into a tranquil rural village nestled on the slopes of the Tuscan hills.
The music of some of the most important composers and interpreters of our time has drifted over the sandstone walls and walks of Sogna to mix with the perfume of gorse and be captured on DAT before disappearing within the labyrinthine Tuscan hills.
The catalogue which is being developed, therefore, emphasizes a repertoire which is central to the international contemporary music scene without, however, ignoring compositions, such as the Quatuor pour la fin du temps by Messiaen, which are twentieth-century masterworks.
www.atoposmusic.com   (282 words)

 Modern Classical Composers S
On hearing such music, the normal everyday concerns of ordinary people are made to seem petty and insignificant - all the meaningless trash of the modern commercial world is swept away in a blaze of power.
His music is characteristically powerful, rigorously structured, serious in intent, conceived on the largest of scales, harmonically inventive and full of living energy and momentum.
Simpson is a composer of 'absolute' music - music which exists for its own sake, the large-scale structures developing naturally and intricately out of a limited set of melodic and harmonic seeds, rather than needing a programme or background story to explain why things happen when they do.
music.pauljames.de /musss.html   (3712 words)

 Sequenza21/The Contemporary Classical Music Weekly
The second group is classical thinkers, for whom the value and fun of motorcycles lies in understanding completely how they work; their maintenance, fine-tuning the engine, calibrating the performance, getting the math right.
Franck Jaffrès and his colleagues are causing quite a stir in the classical recording industry with their refreshing alternative approach.
Flexible Music went first and opened with Ryan Streber’s “Closing Time.” Streber and his music are unknown to me, but his work was in many ways the strongest on the program.
www.sequenza21.com /index.html   (2812 words)

 Modern Times Music - Contemporary Classical Internet Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Specialised throughout the world in contemporary classical music broadcasting, Modern Times Music offers you high quality works 24 hours a day.
Furthermore, our musical offer is not limited to well-known works and composers.
From grand orchestras to small ensembles, soloists, choirs or electroacoustic music, whatever your musical preferences are, you will be amazed by the diversity of Modern Times Music.
moderntimesmusic.com   (91 words)

 Are Modern Musicians Lazy: A Comparison between the Lengths of Modern and Classical Music
Are Modern Musicians Lazy: A Comparison between the Lengths of Modern and Classical Music
Coursework and Essays: By Level: A2 and A-Level: Music: Are Modern Musicians Lazy: A Comparison between the Lengths of Modern and Classical Musi
Below is a short sample of the essay "Are Modern Musicians Lazy: A Comparison between the Lengths of Modern and Classical Music".
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 »»Modern Postbebop Music Reviews««
Miles' musical vision matched with Shorter's is a highlight and turning point in the history of jazz that should not be missed by anyone who hasn't heard this yet.
Just as Zappa was mixing modern classical, blues, rock and jazz, knowing these labels are false distinctions, Ellis got the same impulse, plus a few horns.
Thomas is a musical genius and I've been fortunate to grow up with him, have experienced the many facets of his creative development and was his first manager.
www.megamusicreviews.com /Jazz/Modern_Postbebop   (5229 words)

 Classical Studies - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Classical Antiquity is the foundation of Western Civilization.
Western law, literature, culture, politics derive their roots and foundations in ancient Greece and Rome.
The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing: A Contemporary Perspective on the Classical Tradition
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /classical_studies.htm   (155 words)

 Xonata: Classical music for the 21st century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It should be tonal, and influenced by blues-based popular music and non-European music; it should strive for memorable melodies, accompanied by guitar-influenced harmonies and contemporary rhythms; it should adopt electronic instruments such as the electric guitar and the synthesiser; and it should accept that a recording can be the definitive version of a composer's work.
Read our Manifesto for an in-depth discussion of where we think classical music has gone wrong, and what the solution is.
Music files are copyright of their respective owners; all rights reserved except where explicitly permitted by licence.
www.xonata.com   (179 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Queen names new official composer
Sir Peter's appointment to the role is in contrast to some of his comments in the past, where he questioned the role of the monarchy and of un-elected leaders.
"I think this will eventually be judged by the music I produce, and the occasions I produce it for, which are yet to be specified," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
He also said he hoped his appointment would help modern classical music.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/3541537.stm   (328 words)

 eBay - modern classical ..., Paintings, Nonfiction Books items on eBay.com
Modern Approach to Classical Guitar by Charles Dunca...
Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student by Edward...
A Survey of Classical and Modern Geometry by Arthur...
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 Order Direct from Music & Arts Online: Contemporary and Historic Classical, Jazz & World Music for discerning ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Independent labels are the soul and heart of the music industry, in many ways the pioneers, the original risk-takers.
More often than not, the aim is quality-- the artistry and craftsmanship of marrying true musical talent with true recording and engineering talent.
Historical Classical: Instrumentalists, Vocalists and Opera —Presenting recordings from the past of historical importance, lovingly restored.
www.musicandarts.com   (640 words)

 Paul James' Modern Music Review
Readers how wish to contribute short overviews of the music of specific composers, for example, are welcome to do so, especially for composers who have not yet been included.
The best music is born of a passionate outpouring of the human spirit: a yearning of the soul towards that which cannot adequately be described in words alone.
Sadly, modern classical music is often perceived as being too complex and dissonant to tackle.
music.pauljames.de   (660 words)

 General Modern Classical - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
In the music of Rafael Hernandez, disparate elements intertwine into a gorgeous whole.
The 20th century brought many diverse changes to classical music, with developments in electronics, percussion, and orchestration, not to mention the demise of the tonal system in the work of many composers.
Electronic manipulation, minimalist movements, complex rhythms and atonalities, and postmodern techniques all have contributed to, and continue to further, experimentations in the modern world of classical music.
music.download.com /2001-9102_32-0.html   (395 words)

 Other Minds...new and unusual music in all its forms
We are a global New Music community where composers, students, and listeners discover and learn about innovative music by composers from all over the world.
A NEW MUSIC SÉANCE Saturday, December 3, 2005, 2pm, 5:30pm and 8pm at the Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street, San Francisco.
Richard Taruskin's review in the NY Times — "Ezra Pound, Musical Crackpot." is available from their archive for $2.95.
www.otherminds.org   (753 words)

 India - Traditional (Classic) Music, Modern Music
Aradhana.org : Thyagaraja Aradhana the largest Indian classical music festival in North America.
Sangeetsamrat.com : The Indian music vortal covering encyclopedia of Indian music, theory and philosophy of music, evolution of music, profiles of maestros.
Ali Akbar College of Music : Provides an education in the classical music of North India
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/entertainment/music/india.htm   (475 words)

 modern china music studies
Music of the Billion: An Introduction to Chinese Musical Culture.
Through interviews and music, meet the first all-female rock band, the first woman conductor, and a female Buddhist monk.
Modernization and Music in Contemporary China: Crisis, Identity, and the Politics of Style.
mclc.osu.edu /rc/MUSIC.htm   (2545 words)

 Modern Composers Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
There are a few modern composers who particularly interest me. I intend to cite some recordings and make a few introductory comments in the files named (alphabetically) below.
I have not had much time to spend on it lately, and so these files represent some rather old or cursory material.
It is merely a list of composers on whose music I've felt compelled to remark.
www.medieval.org /music/modern.html   (98 words)

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