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  Neoclassicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In France, the first phase of neoclassicism is expressed in the "Louis XVI style", the second phase in the styles we call "Directoire" or "Empire." Italy clung to Rococo until the Napoleonic regimes brought the new archeaological classicism, which was embraced as a political statement by young, progressive, urban Italians with republican leanings.
In the decorative arts, neoclassicism is exemplified in Empire furniture made in Paris, London, New York, Berlin; in Biedermeyer furniture made in Austria; in Karl Friedrich Schinkels museums in Berlin, Sir John Soanes Bank of England in London and the newly built "capitol" in Washington, DC; and in Wedgwood's bas reliefs and "fl basaltes" vases.
Neoclassicism continued to be a major force in academic art through the 19th century and beyond— a constant antithesis to Romanticism or Gothic revivals— although from the Late 19th century on it had often been considered anti-modern, or even reactionary, in influential critical circles.
neoclassicism.borgfind.com   (1469 words)

  
 HyperMusic -- History of Classical Music: Glossary
A type of contemporary music in which certain elements, such as the order of the notes or their pitches, are not specified by the composer but are left to chance.
The Catholic liturgy; in a musical context, the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei.
Music which uses several independent vocal lines simultaneously; the predominant early music style, replaced by homophony, in which the music moves chordally (for example, like a hymn).
www.hypermusic.ca /hist/glossary.html   (1453 words)

  
  The Sinfonia Giocosa (1990) by Teisutis Makacinas: Neoclassicism and the Folkloric - Arias
THE SINFONIA GIOCOSA (1990) BY TEISUTIS MAKAČINAS: NEOCLASSICISM AND THE FOLKLORIC
Musical Neoclassicism consists of a clear use of past styles and forms, usually those of the 18th century.
Ferruccio Busoni, was one of the principal spokesmen for the aesthetics of Neoclassicism.
www.lituanus.org /1999/99_4_04.htm   (2940 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Modernism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Modernism as an artistic and cultural movement generally describes progressive art and architecture, music and literature emerging in the decades before 1914, as artists rebelled against late 19th century academic and historicist traditions.
One example from music is in the serialist music of Pierre Boulez - where he began to feel that pure parameterisation was not enough to produce the variety of sound which was pleasing.
Arnold Schoenberg believed that by ignoring traditional tonal harmony, the hierarchical system of organizing works of music which had guided music making for at least a century and a half, and perhaps longer, he had discovered a wholly new way of organizing sound, based in the use of twelve-note rows (See Twelve-tone technique).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/Modernism.html   (5642 words)

  
 Neoclassicism - PeriodsAndMovements.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture.
These are the "classics." Ideally— and neoclassicism is essentially an art of an ideal— an artist, well-schooled and comfortably familiar with the canon, does not repeat it in lifeless reproductions, but synthesizes the tradition anew in each work.
Carolingian); Neo-Babylonian culture is a neoclassical revival, and in Persia the "classic" religion of Zoroaster, Zoroastrianism, is revived after centuries, to "re-Persianize" a culture that had fallen away from its own classic Achaemenean past.
www.periodsandmovements.com /encyclopedia/Neoclassicism   (628 words)

  
 Sound, Music, Noise
As a specific period, it is the style of music centered around Vienna from the late 18th to the early 19th century.
I should note that "Classical period" really refers to the age called Neoclassicism which was the 18th century revival of classical taste and style as exemplified by the peaks of cultural development in ancient Greece (5th to 4th centuries BCE) and in Rome (1st century BCE to 1st century).
The recording of music is characterized ideally by a flat frequency response that covers the range generally audible to the human ear usually given as 20 - 20kHz and combined with an infinite sampling rate so you miss nothing.
www.thecia.net /users/bradford/music.html   (2853 words)

  
 Friends Of Chamber Music: Jacques Thibaud String Trio with Eugenia Zuckerman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Neoclassicism, of which the String Trio is a fine example, was in ascendance.
Viewing themselves as the direct heirs of the Viennese musical legacy, they composed works that strained the boundaries of traditional tonality to the point where the use of key signature was ultimately abandoned.
Schoenberg declared this music to be the “emancipation of the dissonance” and it became known as “atonal.” After a time, Schoenberg felt the need to impose some form or constraints on the use of atonality.
www.focm.org /artist-thibaud.htm   (1898 words)

  
 Neoclassicism Art Reproductions, Neoclassicism Paintings
In France, the first phase of neoclassicism is expressed in the "Louis XVI style", the second phase in the styles we call "Directoire" or "Empire." Italy clung to Rococo until the Napoleonic regimes brought the new archeaological classicism, which was embraced as a political statement by young, progressive, urban Italians with republican leanings.
In the decorative arts, neoclassicism is exemplified in Empire furniture made in Paris, London, New York, Berlin; in Biedermeyer furniture made in Austria; in Karl Friedrich Schinkel's museums in Berlin, Sir John Soane's Bank of England in London and the newly built "capitol" in Washington, DC; and in Wedgwood's bas reliefs and "fl basaltes" vases.
Neoclassicism continued to be a major force in academic art through the 19th century and beyond— a constant antithesis to Romanticism or Gothic revivals— although from the late 19th century on it had often been considered anti-modern, or even reactionary, in influential critical circles.
www.topofart.com /movements/Neoclassicism   (1238 words)

  
 Neoclassical aspects of form in the music of Erik Satie
The twentieth-century movement of neoclassicism is generally held to be one which was inspired by, and which appropriated characteristics of, the music of the eighteenth century.
There are obvious elements of the Gymnopédies which recall the music of earlier eras: the use of church modes, the extreme simplicity of both melody and accompaniment, with all emphasis on the melody, and the return to a generally much simpler harmony than was being used by his contemporaries.
The music itself is quite different to that of a traditional set of variations because of these differences, but the idea behind Satie’s work is essentially the same as that behind a classical or romantic composer’s theme and variations.
www.comcen.com.au /~carowley/msa.htm   (2177 words)

  
 Classical Music Navigator:  Glossary
In music, a style associated with the first quarter of the 20th century that was introspective (delving into the psychological realm) but also: (1) consciously rejected representational forms, and (2) exploited dissonance, in the form of atonality.
In music, it is principally associated with Debussy, whose music exhibits such characteristics as blurring of traditional formal structures, preference for modality, and the use of instruments for sake of timbre alone (instrumental 'color').
Era in the history of Western music extending from c1825-c1910, and exemplified by the compositions of Berlioz, Chopin, Robert Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler.
www.wku.edu /~smithch/music/glossnew.htm   (3386 words)

  
 Nazareth College - Department of Music - Degree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The bachelor of music is a professional degree.
Music Theory I and II Courses devoted to the study of the materials and structure of music; nomenclature for intervals, chords, progressions, basic forms; fundamentals of part-writing and harmonic analysis.
Music Theory III and IV Historically-oriented analysis of the style characteristics of major Western composers from Baroque to modern; advanced study of harmony and form, leading to the advent of 20th-century styles.
www.naz.edu /dept/music/degree/undergraduate.html   (3838 words)

  
 Neoclassicism (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neoclassicism can be seen as a reaction against the prevailing trend of 19th century Romanticism to sacrifice internal balance and order in favour of more overtly emotional writing.
Neo-classicism (in music) is a return to a revived "common practice" harmony, mixed with greater dissonance and rhythm, as the basic point of departure for music.
Neoclassicism was instigated by Igor Stravinsky, according to himself, but attributed by others to composers including Ferruccio Busoni (who wrote "Junge Klassizität" or "New Classicality" in 1920), Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, and others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neoclassicism_(music)   (697 words)

  
 Polish Music Center - Polish Music History Series
Thomas is a British composer, musicologist, and an expert on Polish music, professor of music at Cardiff University of Wales.
Compiled by Kornel Micha³owski, the foremost Polish music bibliographer and revised with additions by Gillian Olechno-Huszcza, former archivist of the Polish Music Center at USC.
Part III: "Music and National Identity" with essays by Zofia Helman (nationality and universality of Polish music), Timothy Cooley (Wilk Prize winner; the music of the Tatra mountains) and Maja Trochimczyk (national anthems).
www.usc.edu /dept/polish_music/pmhsbooks/historyser.html   (1079 words)

  
 MusicalSelections.com > Composers > Sergei Prokofiev > Biography
Although his parents were not too keen on forcing their son into a musical career at such an early age, in 1904 he moved to St Petersburg and applied to the Academy of Music.
At this time, the official Russian policy towards music changed; a special bureau, the "Composers' Union", was established in order to keep track of the artists and their doings, and regulations were drawn up outlining what kind of music was acceptable.
Still mostly untouched by this, Prokofiev turned to composing music for children (Three Songs for Children, Peter and the Wolf, and so on) as well as the gigantic Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution, which was, however, never performed.
www.musicalselections.com /composers/34/biography   (1684 words)

  
 "Judith Tick/Crawford Seeger"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The integration of the two musical worlds of art and folk music is a major theme of the book related in part to the class conflict keenly felt during the Depression.
She describes their marriage as a happy one in general that had a kind of checks and balances in which each had some dependency both emotional and professional on the other; reasons for the couple's unequal division of labor are developed and Charles' liking for strong women who behaved within traditional boundaries is brought out.
The integration of the two musical worlds of art and folk music is a major theme of the book; Tick portrays Crawford as one who enjoyed oppositions often linking the very old with the very new.
www.iawm.org /articles_html/mirchandani_Judith_Tick.html   (1602 words)

  
 MUSC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Department of Music provides both comprehensive study in music for the student who wishes to major in music in a liberal arts setting, and general courses for the student who wishes to study music to broaden her cultural understanding or as a performing art.
Because music is a multi-faceted discipline, involving studies in history, theory, and applied music, our curriculum is balanced so as to give our students the very best preparation and to challenge all students to work to their maximum potential so that upon graduation they will be well-prepared musicians.
A study of vocal and instrumental Western music from 1600 to 1770 with attention both to general stylistic developments in their historical contexts and to the structure and history of significant individual compositions.
academic.sbc.edu /catalogue/MUSC.html   (1441 words)

  
 Erik Satie: The First Modern
This music, which represents Debussy's music at this time and earlier, is in a clear key, is diatonic, and displays a conventional harmonic vocabulary.
Debussy's music, however demonstrative of Satie's influence, is clearly tonal, in the key of G# minor, and is easily analyzed for its functional harmony.
It is a precursor of Muzak, music that is meant to be ignored, i.e., background music.
solomonsmusic.net /Satie.htm   (2416 words)

  
 Music
Take, for instance, Antheil's introduction to music as a very young child, living with his parents across the street from the New Jersey State Penitentiary in Trenton, where he was born in 1900.
When they finally stopped, it was discovered that the noise had been a cover for a tunneling operation to the prison that led to one of the most sensational jailbreaks in New Jersey's history.
The strident tendency in Antheil's music reached its apogee in his most infamous piece, Ballet Mécanique, which rocked the Parisian music world in 1926 with another riot.
www.crisismagazine.com /february2002/music.htm   (1348 words)

  
 Carrie Magness Music Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This particular text is about the emergence of style, from the oral chants of the Catholic Church to the formation of modes, Gregorian Chant, credos, cadences, and motet style in and out of the church, written down in square neumes (notation) for future analysis.
The zenith of Classical Music came out of the royal courts by the creation of public concerts, music publishing, private performances in salons, and new musical forms (song, sonata, symphony, opera).
Each region and group of instrumental and vocal music are stated, as well as the analysis, philosophies and histories of such composers as Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, to name a few.
students.ou.edu /M/Carrie.C.Magness-1/musicpage.htm   (3152 words)

  
 Neoclassicism : A Return to the Classics - Art History
These examples of Greek influences on American architecture are indicative of Neoclassicism, a movement that arose in France in the mid-eighteenth century and spread throughout Europe and the United States until its decline in the mid-20th century.
Neoclassicism was a return to the purity of the art forms of ancient Rome and Greece and to a lesser extent, Renaissance Classicism.
A new morality and political ideology that espoused principles such as courage, sacrifice, equality, liberty, and patriotism were found in the art of ancient Greece and Rome.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art30880.asp   (478 words)

  
 Dolmetsch Online - Music Dictionary N - Nh
Ideally — and neoclassicism is essentially an art of an ideal — an artist, well-schooled and comfortably familiar with the canon, does not repeat it in lifeless reproductions, but synthesizes the tradition anew in each work.
Neofolk can either be solely acoustic folk music or a blend of acoustic folk instrumentation aided by varieties of accompanying sounds such as pianos, strings and elements of industrial music and experimental music.
The music may serve a religious purpose for a ritual of the Palo Order, although it is also used for secular celebrations staged by people of Congo heritage.
www.dolmetsch.com /defsn.htm   (5882 words)

  
 Sincerity in Music: Sergei Prokofiev's Classical Symphony
This music has heaviness and lightness, abruptness and continuity, the charming and the rude.
I think through this music Prokofiev was trying honestly to see what his relation to the past was.
In fact, the best way to describe this music is to use the very adjectives one of Prokofiev's biographers uses about him: prankish and tender.
edgreenmusic.org /Prokofie-a.htm   (1210 words)

  
 BBC - Radio 3 - Discovering Music Archive
Each week Discovering Music examines a piece of music, a musical form or a composer's style, and illustrates what goes into creating the ineffable experience we call music.
Musically, the work was based upon content from Wagner's new opera Siegfried.
The music is performed by the Ulster Orchestra and the Choir of Methodist College.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio3/discoveringmusic/audioarchive.shtml   (2163 words)

  
 The Timid Soul's Guide to Classical Music: Contents
The Timid Soul's Guide to Classical Music: Contents
John Adams: American of our time (Born 1947)
Return to the cover to close the book
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 S022582   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He wrote about current trends in Soviet music in official publications and held several significant posts within the Composer's Union, including chairman of the Russian Federation section.
In the 1960s Shchedrin began incorporating different styles of music, such as Neoclassicism, pop music and jazz.
His music spans a broad range of styles, from engaging, folk-based melodies to atonal techniques of the West.
www.sonoraproductions.com /s022582.html   (1031 words)

  
 Aaron Copland | American Composer
His musical works ranged from ballet and orchestral music to choral music and movie scores.
He felt this made his music more meaningful to the large music-loving audience being created by radio and the movies.
Copland's suggestions for listening to music intelligently will bring you a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/95nov/copland.html   (540 words)

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