Unit Nine: 20th  Century -- Contemporary

Important Composers of the era:

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) 

Béla Bartók (1881-1945) 

Amy Beach (1867-1944) 

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) 

Anton Webern (1883-1945) 

Alban Berg (1885-1935)  

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Charles Ives (1874-1954) 

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) 

Olivier Messiaen (1908-92) 

Benjamin Britten (1913-76) 

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928- )

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

 Samuel Barber (1910-1981) 

 György Ligeti (1923- )

 Pierre Boulez (1925- )

 George Crumb (1929- )

Musical Examples: (Excerpts)

Barber Adagio for Strings  

Copeland Appalation Spring                                                                                      

Copeland Hoe Down                                                                                                 

 HoIst Planets Jupiter        

Khachaturian Saber Dance                                                                                       

Sibelius Finlandia                                                                                                      

Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever                                                                             

 Stravinsky Rite of Spring                                                                                           

Stravinsky Soldiers Tale                                                                                            

                                                                          

Entire Selections: (many more to be added)