Prelude to ‘The afternoon of a Faun’
Poem by Stephane Mallarme
that evokes dreams and erotic fantasies of a forest creature who is half man have goat.
Long flute solo
quiet revolution” in history of music
Found by Sergei Diaghilev
adopted twelve tone system from Schoenberg
international celebrity in 20’s and 30’s
JFK honored him at white house dinner
friends with Picasso and T.S. Elliot
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps)
famous riot in music history occurred in paris at the premiere ballet
chords, rhythms and percussive sounds are now heard in jazz, rock, and music for movies and tv
rhythmic irregularities, harsh dissonances, percussive orchestration, rapidly changing meters, violent offbeat accents, and ostinatos fired imagination of many composers
2 parts, Part 1-adoration of the Earth, Part 2- The sacrifice
impressionism French composer,
linked romantic with modern era.
Interest in Russian music, also Asian music at paris expo, and Richard wagner.
Taught music theory in Vienna
Inspired students (berg and Weber)
Abandoned traditional tonal system
Twelve tone system
Jewish, came to the US when Nazis took power
U of Cal music faculty
Wrote atonal music, absence of key.
A Survivor From Warsaw-
about murdering jews by Nazis during world war.
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