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Arts and Humanities
Music Appreciation Final Exam
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American composer who successfully combined elements of New Romanticism and minimalism into a Post-minimalist style. He also composed a fanfare that was commissioned by the Houston Symphony Orchestra
a Polish composer of contemporary classical music. Górecki became a leading figure of the Polish avant-garde during the post-Stalin cultural thaw
American composer, music theorist, and teacher. He is particularly noted for his serial and electronic music
an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the King of Ragtime
Schoenberg's student, expanded serialism into opera, composed Wozzek, and is Austrian. He also imported Western Art Music. His compositional style combined Romantic lyricism with twelve-tone technique.
a French composer, organist, and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century
an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. Did pretty much every style of music.
was a Russian Soviet composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.
a French composer, conductor, writer and creator of musical institutions. He was one of the dominant figures of the post-war classical music world.
an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s. Reich's style of composition influenced many composers and groups.
was an American modernist composer. He is one of the most respected composers of the second half of the 20th century, having combined elements of European modernism and American "ultra-modernism" into a distinctive style with a personal harmonic and rhythmic language, after an early neoclassical phase
an Italian Futurist painter, composer of Experimental music, Avant-garde music, and Noise music, he was a builder of experimental musical instruments, and the author of the manifesto The Art of Noises.
an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres.
a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States. Varèse's music emphasizes timbre and rhythm. He coined the term "organized sound" in reference to his own musical aesthetic.
American composer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century. Glass's work has been described as minimal music, having similar qualities to other "minimalist" composers such as La Monte Young, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley.
an Austrian composer and conductor. He did modern/contemporary. He was also in the core of those in the circle of the Second Viennese School.
Chance music (indeterminate and aleatoric)
Music left to chance
traditional ensemble music from Indonesia
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It's a way to connect devices that make and Control sound — such as synthesizers, samplers, and computers — so that they can communicate with each other, using MIDI messages.
American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years
The Rite of Spring
a style of dramatic vocalization intermediate between speech and song developed by schoenberg
French composer, conductor, and teacher. She is notable for having taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century. She also performed occasionally as a pianist and organist.
ballet dancer and choreographer cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. From Ukraine.
William Grant Still
American composer of more than 150 works, including five symphonies and eight operas. Often referred to as "the Dean" of African-American composers, Still was the first American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera.
known as "the father of American music", was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music.
style of movement in painting originating in France characterized with depicting visual impression for the moment.
the revival of a classical style or treatment in art, literature, architecture, or music.
style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist or writer uses to express emotion
an avant-garde movement in music characterized by the repetition of very short phrases which change gradually, producing a hypnotic effect.
nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing.
also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced
Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music. He has been described as "one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century" and "one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time".
American composer, music theorist, artist, and philosopher. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments. Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. 4'33"
American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an American singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
American modernist composer, being one of the first American composers of international renown. The Unanswered question
John Phillip Sousa
American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known primarily for American military marches. He is known as "The March King".
music that seems to lack a clear tonal center
12 tone music
the technique is a means of ensuring that all 12 notes of the chromatic scale are sounded as often as one another in a piece of music while preventing the emphasis of any one note through the use of tone rows, orderings of the 12 pitch classes.
music or sound heard by the audience and the characters in a film.
sound that cannot be heard by the characters but is designed for audience reaction only. An example might be ominous music for foreshadowing.
American composer of classical music and composition teacher.
a chord containing a number of closely adjacent notes.
French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer.
The Harlem Renaissance
an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s.
Video game music
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