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Title: 20th Century Composers


1
20th Century Composers
  • Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky,
  • Arnold Schoenberg, George Gershwin and Aaron
    Copland

2
Claude Debussy
  • French pianist/composer who linked the Romantic
    era to the 20th century
  • Greatest hits Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

3
Igor Stravinsky
  • Russian expressionist composer
  • Famous for three ballets The Firebird,
  • Petrushka, and the Rite of Spring

4
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 20th century expressionist composer who developed
    a systematic method of organizing atonal music
    called the 12 tone system

5
George Gershwin
  • American composer from Manhattan known for his
    jazz flavored orchestral works including Rhapsody
    in Blue, American in Paris and his opera, Porgy
    and Bess

6
Aaron Copland
  • American composer who incorporated American folk
    songs, cowboy songs, revival hymns and jazz in
    his orchestral compositions
  • Works include Billy the Kid,Rodeo and Appalachian
    Spring

7
Jazz Icons
  • Bessie Smith - Empress of the Blues
  • Louis Armstrong - Trumpet player famous for New
    Orleans Jazz and scat singing
  • Miles Davis - trumpet player who was a key figure
    in the fusion of jazz and rock

8
What Era?
  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic

9
ERAS
  • Fascination with the supernatural
  • Emotion rules the rational
  • Larger than life aspirations
  • Fascination with miniatures
  • The forces of nature

10
ANSWER
  • THE Romantic Era

11
What Era?
  • Madrigals and motets were popular vocal forms
  • Recorders, crumhorns and lutes were popular
    instruments

12
Answer
  • The Renaissance

13
What era?
  • Music should be simple and easy to comprehend
  • Logical and balanced music
  • The head rules the heart

14
What era?
  • Chant
  • The beginning of polyphony
  • The invention of music notation
  • Pope Gregory and Hildegard were famous composers
    of this period

15
Answer
  • The Medieval Period

16
What era?
  • Driving motor rhythms
  • Use of the basso continuo
  • Fugues, opera seria, cantatas and oratorios were
    popular genres

17
Answer
  • The Baroque Period
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