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COURSE CALENDAR, Unit 3: Into the Modern Era

*Note: The text readings assigned from 12/4 and into the final week dont necessarily match up with our
day-to-day meet and greet. However, most of the figures covered in class are also treated in the
assigned pages, we just may get to them in a different order.
Date

TOPIC

Activities and Assignments

Text reading

11/2

M: Catch up

M: Listen & journal!

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11/4

W: Tradition & Twist: Brahms then


Liszt

W: Work on project

719-36; 618-21

11/6

F: **NO CLASS - Crescendo

F: Submit 2 journal entries

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11/9

M: Modernism dawns: Mahler &


Strauss

M: Listen & journal!

778-90; 737-39

11/11 W: As for France? Toward


modernism and Debussy

W: Listen & journal! Work on


project

740-44; 790-99

11/13 F: Beyond Debussy

F: Listening Exam 2; Submit


2 journal entries

808-11; 875-80

11/16 M: Look Ma, no tonic! Schoenberg

M: Listen and journal!

812-24

11/18 W: Berg and Webern

W: Work on final project

824-30

11/20 F: Back to Russia

F: Submit 2 journal entries

799-803; 885-90

11/23

Thanksgiving Break

11/30 M: Encountering Igor S.

Thanksgiving Break
M: Listen and journal!

Thanksgiving Break
830-40

12/2

W: Neo-Classicism diffuses: between W: Prep Formal Journal Entry


the Wars
2

841-47; 880-85

12/4

F: Voices from the margins: a 20thcentury U.S. survey

847-54; 897-901;
903-07; 923-30

12/7

M: Avant-garde & and electronic


interruption

M: Due-Formal Journal Entry


2 [Journaling finished]; See
Review Guide at Bb

892-97; 945-53

12/9

W: Indeterminacy, Minimalism, and


moving back to the center?

W: Review listening; refine


final project

939-45; 975-81;
986-92; 923-28

F: Some final -isms

F: Due - Final projects;


Review listening

953-63; 981-92

12/11

F: Submit 2 journal entries

FINAL EXAM
Monday, Dec. 14, 1-3pm

12/1
4

FINAL EXAM
Monday, Dec. 14, 1-3pm

FINAL EXAM

REQUIRED LISTENING CALENDAR, Unit 3: The Modern Era

Block#/WHO
Block I
Johannes Brahms
Liszt
Block II
Gustav Mahler
Arnold Schoenberg

WHAT
Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98, IV
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, op. 34, I
Trois etudes de concert: No. 3, Un sospiro

Alban Berg
Anton Webern

Nun will die Sonn


Pierrot lunaire, op. 21, Nacht
Piano Suite, op. 25
Wozzeck, op. 7, Act III, scene 2
Symphony, op. 21, I

Claude Debussy
Sergei Rachmaninov

Nuages
Prelude in G minor, op. 23, no. 5

Igor Stravinsky
Bla Bartk

The Rite of Spring excerpts


Symphony of Psalms, I
Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta, III

Block III
Darius Milhaud
Paul Hindemith
Dmitri Shostakovich

La cration du monde, op. 81, First Tableau


Symphony Mathis der Maler, II
Symphony no. 5, op. 47 excerpt

Amy Cheney Beach


Charles Ives
Edgard Varse
Henry Cowell
Ruth Crawford Seeger
Aaron Copland

Quintet for Piano and Strings in F-sharp minor, op. 67, III
General William Booth enters into Heaven
Hyperprism
The Banshee
String Quartet 1931, IV
Appalachian Spring Variations on Tis the Gift to be Simple

Block IV
Olivier Messiaen
Penderecki

Ligeti

Milton Babbitt
John Cage
Steve Reich

Quartet for the End of Time, I


Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
Etude No. 9, Vertige
Philomel
Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano , Sonata
Tehillim, Part IV

Block V
Higdon
Carter

blue cathedral
Catnaires