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"New" Music and New Music

I have eluded before that I hate elitism in music and in arts in general. I hate the idea that atonal, minimalism, etc, are for “smart” people only. 523 more words


Manuel Ponce

Watercolors on paper 9″ x 12″

Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar (8 December 1882 – 24 April 1948) was a Mexican composer active in the 20th century. 105 more words


Debussy and 20th Century Music

Most musicians view Debussy as one of the pioneers of 20th century music.  His ideas about modal music, chord spacings, timbre in music, new approaches to musical form and his strong interest in extended harmony indicate his break with the Romantics.   18 more words

20th Century Music

Contemporary Music

How can contemporary techniques as found in 20th century music be used to reinforce and energize video content on global climate change.  Be specific.  Include your article citation.  6 more words

20th Century Music

H is for Toshio Hosokawa

I’m doing the A-Z April Challenge again. This year, I’m going to look only for composers born the same year as I was: 1955.

Today is H, and my choice is Toshio Hosokawa… 26 more words


Schoenberg and London: The issues with 'Five Pieces for Orchestra'

On 3 September 1912, Henry Wood conducted a performance of Schoenberg’s Five Pieces for Orchestra at a Promenade concert in Queen’s Hall, London. What was set to be an exciting world premiere, and an opportunity for Wood to educate the British public on new developments in contemporary music, quickly turned into a fiasco. 1,649 more words


Claude Vivier, Lonely Child

by Nathan Cornelius

The history of Western music has largely been defined by methods of combining contrasting voices, with distinct rhythms and melodies, into a harmonious whole. 644 more words