3/3/09 5:41 PM 20th century tonality and harmony Major-minor system no longer dominant Non-Western music Polytonality Atonality Charles Ives (1874-1954) Son of an unconventional music teacher Studied music at Yale Directed an insurance company Prolific composer in spare time Gave up music in 1920s Works not widely performed until 1950s Ives? Music Many works on American subjects Frequently quotes American folk songs, hymns, and popular music Major modernist composer Many radical ideas and musical experiments New England Transcendentalism Authorssocial utopia, spiritual/mental essence, what Ives was after in his music Self-publishing Ives? style Vision of vigorous, masculine, enthusiastic, experimental music Diverse techniques Tone clusters?song called ?Majority? Collages combining different meters, tonalities, and pre-existing pieces??The 4th of July? 3/3/09 5:41 PM 3/3/09 5:41 PM
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