Twentieth-century Music Discussion


Twentieth-century music often sounds unlike anything we have heard previously. Through your study of the text, and especially the listening, explain what has changed in the style of music in the twentieth century compared to previous periods. Give one or two examples. Below are some of the examples from the Twentieth-century music. Select one video and find one interesting fact about the work presented. Share with the class. Why did you make that selection? 1. Maurice Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Minor (Feel free to sample each movement) 2. Bela Bartok, Violin Concerto No.2 (Likewise, feel free to sample through the work) 3. Alban Berg, opera Lulu (excerpt) 4. Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No.7 “Leningrad,” movement 1 (excerpt) (This is the invasion theme) 5. Arvo Pärt – Fratres 6. Kaija Saariaho, opera L’amour De Loin (excerpt) 7. Louis Andriessen, Hout (“Wood”)

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