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Title: Musical Modernism


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Musical Modernism The Crisis of Tonality
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I. Wrights Textbook Take
  • Modernism
  • Diversity and Radical Experimentation

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Examples of Musical Modernism
Charles Ives Variations on America
Bela Bartok Concerto for Orchestra (IV)
Charles Ives Fourth of July
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II. Musical Modernism (general features see
pp. 333-339)
  • Melodies frequent large leaps angular

B. Harmony much more dissonance
C. Rhythms More complex, irregular
D. Tone color extreme registers,
often percussive, even ugly
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III. Crisis
A. Brave New World Atonality
B. Retreat Late Romanticism or
Post-Romanticism
C. Alternative Lifestyle New Scales
D. Anarchy Ives and the American
Experimental Tradition
E. Transformation Polychords Polytonality
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Crisis Collapse or Depletion of Tonality
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Maurice Ravel, La valse
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