Explain the link between the painters and composers of the Impressionist musical style.

Music Appreciation Homework

 

 

Answer all questions meeting the minimum word count using this citation:

 

Wright, C. (2013). Listening to music (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Schirmer.

 

 

 

1.at musical characteristic can be heard in Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” that exhibit the 20th century styles of musical Modernism and Primitivism? What aspects of the music were so shocking to the audience at the premier in 1913?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

 

2.Explain the link between the painters and composers of the Impressionist musical style. How does the Impressionist approach to composition differ from that of the late Romantic composers?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

 

3.Explain the concept of musical Modernism. What historical events led to its development? What are the musical tendencies of this era of music? How did Modernist composers use the idea of melody, harmony, rhythm and timbre?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

4.John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine is an adventurous and exciting work of program music for orchestra, quite different than Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. After repeated listening, what do you think Adams is trying to express about his “Ride”? How does the mood or energy of the music change as it progresses? Explain your answer using appropriate references to the musical element vocabulary (dynamics, tempo, rhythm, melody, texture, form, harmony, etc.). How do you think Adams’s “Ride” compares with Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” which was written 100 years earlier (Unit V)?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

 

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