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  1. Early 20thCentury Music

  2. Claude DebussyPrelude A "l'apres-midi d'un faune" • Layers instruments and sounds to avoid a sense of pulse and meter • Creates an intimate sound despite using a large orchestra

  3. Arnold SchoenbergPierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, Part 3, No. 15 "Heimweh" • Atonal Music – Music not centered around one note. All 12 notes are equal. • Abrupt changes in rhythm, tone color, and dynamics • Sprechstimme (speech-song)

  4. Igor StravinskyRite Of Spring • Father of Modern Music • People hated it • Critics called it “savage” • Abrupt, disjunctive tonal shifts

  5. John CageSonata V • Prepared piano • Aleatory – any kind of music composed according to chance or random procedures • 4’ 33” Cage’s Prepared Piano

  6. Richard StraussAlso Sprach Zarathustra • Tone Poem • A piece of orchestral music in one movement in which some extra-musical program provides a narrative element

  7. Richard StraussAlso Sprach Zarathustra

  8. Aaron Copland • One of the greatest American composers • Distinctive American sound • Wrote music to help people forget about the war

  9. Aaron Copland • Fanfare for the Common Man • Billy the Kid – Rodeo • Appalachian Spring