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Music History Resources

This page is for the live Thursday Music History 8D class only.

Write a 3-5 paragraph essay on one of the following:

1. Compare and contrast the music and careers of Debussy, Ravel, and Satie.

2. Describe the influence of Jazz on early 20th Century composers such as:

Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, and Kurt Weill.

3. Describe the influence of World War I on composers such as:

Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Charles Ives.

Links for Midterm (memorize the first minute of the following): 

A.) Tenth Symphony (Gustav Mahler)

B.) Salome (Richard Strauss) 

C.) Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Claude Debussy)[music starts 26 seconds into video; Nijinski choreography- worth it!]

D.) String Quartet (Claude Debussy)

E.) Ondine (Maurice Ravel)

F.) Daphnis et Chloé (Maurice Ravel)

G.) El Amor Brujo (Manuel de Falla)

H.) The Planets (Gustav Holst)

I.) Finlandia (Jean Sibelius)

J.) Vers la Flamme (Alexander Scriabin)

K.) Prelude in G Minor (Sergei Rachmaninov)

L.) Dessicated Embryos (Eric Satie)

M.) Pierrot Lunaire (Arnold Schoenberg)

N.) Wozzeck (Alban Berg)

O.) Symphonie, Op. 21 (Anton Webern)

P.) Rite of Spring (Igor Stravinsky)

Q.) Symphony of Psalms (Igor Stravinsky)

R.) Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta (Béla Bartók)

S.) General William Booth Enters into Heaven (Charles Ives)

T.) Symphony No. 4, 2nd Mvt. (Charles Ives)


Other Resources:

Text: A History of Western Music. Peter Burkholder (2014)

Youtube Videos in Historical Categories (work in progress)

Western Music in Context (series of six books by W.W. Norton & Co.)

Source Readings in Music History. Oliver Strunk/Leo Treitler (1998)

Women Composers

Composers of African Descent

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