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Modern Music - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In the modern period, composers experiment and explore various new concepts and use new forms of musical instruments. Modern music takes things from the past and mixes it with new ideas. This leads to a distinct sound and style. In this chapter, our instructors will teach you about the transition from the late-romantic period and the new genres that emerged during this modern era. You'll get to study things like:
- Symphonies, impressionism and folk songs
- The influence of jazz on modern music
- How musicals evolved over time in storytelling and compositions
|Mahler, Debussy & Bartok: Transition from Late-Romantic to Modern||Take a look at symphonies, impressionism and folk songs.|
|Gershwin & Bernstein: Jazz Influence, Operas & Musicals||Study the influence of jazz, operas and musicals.|
|Stavinsky & Copland: Baller Contributions and Styles||See the contributions made by Stavinsky and Copland.|
|Rodgers and Hammerstein: Musicals, Songs and Plots||Learn about how two people transformed and redefined Broadway musicals.|
|Jazz Masters: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter & More||Explore how these three key musicians inspired other artists and how they continue to shape the genre of jazz music to this day.|
1. Mahler, Debussy & Bartok: Transition from Late-Romantic to Modern
In this lesson, you'll explore the transition from Late-Romantic to Modern music through the compositional styles of Gustav Mahler, Claude Debussy, and Bela Bartok.
2. Gershwin & Bernstein: Jazz Influence, Operas & Musicals
Jazz was one of the greatest contributions of American civilization to world culture. However, until the arrival of Gershwin and Bernstein, the genre was largely seen as lacking the refinement of other more classical forms.
3. Stravinsky & Copland: Ballet Contributions and Styles
Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland were two ballet composers who were very different, yet similar in many respects. Explore the styles and contributions of each artist and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Rodgers and Hammerstein: Musicals, Songs and Plots
The team of Rodgers and Hammerstein was one of the most influential creative forces in the history of Broadway. Explore a few of their musicals and test your understanding of their legacy.
5. Jazz Masters: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter & More
Jazz is one of the most American of art forms, and it has helped to define the country's culture. In this lesson, we will take a look at a few of the masters of the genre and how they made an impact on music of the twentieth century.
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Other chapters within the Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities course
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- Humanities in the Ancient World
- Oral Tradition
- Humanities in Rome and Late Antiquity (250 CE-550 CE)
- Literature of the Middle Ages
- The Medieval Period in Music
- Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages
- Literature of the Renaissance
- Renaissance Music
- Art & Architecture of the Renaissance & Reformation
- Literature of the Enlightenment
- The Baroque Era in Music
- The Classical Era in Music
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- The Romantic Era in Music
- Literature of the Victorian Era
- Modern Thought and Expression (1800-Present)
- Literary Modernism in the 19th & 20th Centuries
- World Music
- Prominent American Novelists
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