The history and politics of the 20th Century provided inspiration for the diverse range of musical styles developed between 1900 and 1999, pioneered by composers ranging from Elgar and Britten, to Stravinsky, Gershwin, and John Williams. Advancing technology enabled the recording of classical music and jazz, which in turn lead to the rise of globe-straddling artists like Pavarotti and Callas. Find out more in Classic FM's 20th Century timeline.
From Elgar's Victorian stiff upper lipped symphonies, through to Stravinsky's spiky tunes, and John Williams' atmospheric film scores, there's a lot of diverse music to discover in the 20th Century. Listen to the best of Serialism, Minimalism, film music, songs, and symphonies of the past 100 years.
Free 20th Century Music Appreciation Lessons (for K-12th grades). 1st lesson on Marches (John Philip Sousa), Ragtime (Scott Joplin), and Stride Piano. Includes printable notebooking pages. #homeschooling, #music appreciation
General overview of 20th century music. Headings include General Musical Trends, Debussy, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, and Electronic Music. Each contains photo and bullet points- provides just enough flexibility so that you can choose the content/direction of the lesson.I have used PDF file to maintain fonts and formatting.