Music appreciation

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  1. Give the dates of the two World Wars.
    (1914-1918) and (1939-1945)
  2. List 10 scientific advancements of the 20th century
    --The Wright Brothers made the first powered flight in 1903; humans walked on the moon.  A flood of new technologies like sound recordings, movies, radio, satellites, computers, and the internet.  Albert Einstein reshaped our understanding of the universe with his theory of relativity, Sigmund Freud probed the unconscious, and Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the structure of DNA, the basic material of heredity.
  3. During the 20th century the dominant culture centers shifted from Vienna and Paris to ________ and _________.
    New York and Hollywood
  4. ________ as a goal was a 20th-century phenomenon.
  5. Whose ballet provoked a riot in Paris in 1913?
    Igor Stravinsky
  6. List ten early 20th century composers:

    Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schonberg, Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Bela Bartok, Dmitri Shostakovich, Charles Ives, George Gershwin, William Grant Still, Aaron Copland, and Alberto Ginastera.
  7. The early 20th century was a age of musical ________.

  8. What 3 characteristics of American jazz did composers find so intriguing?

    8. Syncopated rhythms, improvisational quality unique tone colors.
  9. What is a glissando?

    Rapid slide up and down scale
  10. How would you characterize the use of tone color by early 20th century composers?
    Created variety, continuity and mood
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Music appreciation
Music Exam 6
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