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20th Century
1900-on, time of revolt(fundamental changes), tone color more important than ever, more dissonance and freedome
Atonality
Absence of tonality, or key, characteristic of much 20th century music
Polyrhythm
Use of 2 or more contrasting and independent rhythms at the same time, often found in 20th century
Impressionism
Musical style that stresses tone color, atmosphere, and fluidity, typical of Debussy
Expressionism
Musical style stressing intense subjective emotion and harsh dissonance, typical of German and Austrian music of 20th century.
Minimalist Music
Music characterized by steady pulse, clear tonality, and insistent repetition of short melodic patterns; its dynamic level, texture, and harmony tend to stay constant for long time, Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Twelve-tone System
Method of composing in which all pitches of a composition are derived from a special ordering of the 12 chromatic, tones (tone,row,set);developed by Schoenburg in early 1920s
Schoenberg, A Survivor From Warsaw
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Adams
minimalism
orchestral work
Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un Faun
Debussy
miniature tone poem
Le Sacre du Printemps, Omens of Spring-Dances of the youths and Maidens
Stravinsky
3rd score for the Russian Ballet
primitivism
ostinato
A Survivor From Warsaw
Schoenberg
dramatic cantata
sprechstimme
Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: sonata No. 2
Cage
2 minute sonata in AABB form
Ostinato
Motive or phrase that is repeated persistently at the same pitch, used in 20th century music to stabilize a group of pitches
Stravinsky, Omens of Spring
Sprechstimme
In German, speech-voice; a style of vocal performance halfway between speaking and singing, typical of schenburg and followers