The 20th Century

Impressionism in music is characterized by
a stress on tone color, atmosphere, and fluidity.

When viewed closely, impressionist paintings are made up of
tiny colored patches

The most important impressionist composer was
Claude Debussy

In music, the early twentieth century was a time of
revolt and change

The most famous riot in music history occurred in Paris in 1913 at the first performance of
Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Composers in the twentieth century drew inspiration from
folk and popular music from all cultures,
the music of Asia and Africa,
European art music from the Middle Ages throughthe 19th century

The first significant atonal pieces were composed around 1908 by
Arnold Schoenberg

During the first quarter of the Twentieth Century many composers left Russia because of
the violence of the Russian Revolution

To create fresh sounds, twentieth-century composers used
scales borrowed from nonwestern cultures.
ancient church modes.
scales they themselves invented.
All answers are correct

Radio broadcasts of live and recorded music began to reach large audiences during the
1920s

Impressionist painting and symbolist poetry as artistic movements originated in
France

Many of Debussy’s songs are set to poems by the symbolist poet
Paul Verlaine

Striking a group of adjacent keys on a piano with the fist or forearm will result in
tone cluster

Among the unusual playing techniques that are widely used during the twentieth century is the _______, a rapid slide up or down a scale.
glissando

1920-1950
the neoclassical movement in music roughly encompassed the years

forms and stylistic features of earlier periods
neoclassicism compositions are characterized by

johann sebastian bach
neoclassicism composers modeled many of their works after the compositions of

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