Music History IV: Post-WWI through the Present

MUSIC258

The history of music in 20th and 21st century Europe and the U.S. in its cultural and social context.

Topics include: Modernism and Futurism in the 20s; Influences from Folk; The 1920s Jazz Age and the Radio Age; Neoclassicism; Americanism and Other 1940s Nationalisms; New Languages after WWII; Electronic Music from the Cold War to the Computer Age; The 1960s, Texture, Collage, and Timbre; 1970s Minimalism; The 1980s, 1990s and Since: Postmodernism, Pop-classical Interactions, Music in the Network Society, and in the Global Imagination.

We will do extensive listening to a vast range of music. You will open your ears. Prerequisite: MUSIC 261 or consent of instructor.

We will consider the vast range of music that has been written from the early 20th century through the present.Topics include: Modernism and Futurism in the 20s; Influences from Folk; The 1920s Jazz Age and the Radio Age; Neoclassicism; Americanism and other 1940s Nationalisms; New Languages after WWII; Electronic Music from the Cold War to the Computer Age; the 1960s, texture, collage, and timbre; 1970s minimalism; the 1980s, 1990s and since: postmodernism, pop-classical interactions, music in the network society, and in the global imagination.  

We will do extensive listening to a vast range of music. You will open your ears.

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