Music History Final Exam
Terms in this set (21)
the absence of tonality, or key
using two keys at one time
musical style stressing intense, subjective emotion and harsh dissonance
rapid slide up or down a scale
musical style which stresses tone color, atmosphere, and fluidity
musical style marked by emotional restraint, balance, and clarity
motive or phrase that is repeated persistently at the same pitch
combination of two chords sounded at the same time
use of two or more contrasting and independent rhythms at the same time
approach to pitch organization using two or more keys at one time
chord made up of tones only a half step or whole step apart
1862-1918 "Clair de Lune"
1868-1917 "The Entertainer"
1874-1954 "Variations on America"
Compositions use musical forms and stylistic features, particularly of the 18th century
How is "neoclassicism" expressed in music?
Centered in Germany and Austria from 1905-1925
Where and when was the "expressionist" movement prominent during the twentieth century?
musical languages/dialects of the same musical language
During the twentieth century, differences among styles were so great that it seems as though composers use different _________, not merely different _____________________.
Jazz had syncopated rhythms and improvisation, unique tone colors of the jazz band
Why were twentieth century composers/musicians fascinated by jazz music?
Music of the past is a fruitful source of forms, rhythms, tone colors, textures, and compositional techniques
In what ways were twentieth century composers influenced by the music of the past?