Music DQ

1. It is 1924 in Paris, and you have somehow been able to invite the fifty-year-old Schoenberg, the nearing-fifty Maurice Ravel, the forty-something Stravinsky—no, he’s not about to die!—and the forty-something Darius Milhaud, to dinner. In at least 150 words (more is better, if it is substantive), describe the evening. Your description should demonstrate what you have learned, from the textbook and other sources, about the personalities of the composers, about the type of music they most often wrote, and musical issues they might agree or disagree about.

2) You are assigned one of the movie score composers below. Discuss the life of the assigned composer, and at least one audio link to something he wrote, discussing the piece in terms of the musical elements.

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Alexander, Amos: Dimitri Tiomkin

Baker, Cachola: Maurice Jarre

Flojo, Gaddy: Akira Ifukube

Hudson, Mercado: Alex North

Milford, Payne: Bernard Herrmann

Pelaez, Perry: Elmer Bernstein

Ruffin, Throng: Max Steiner

3) You are going to put together a concert of 20th century classical music, picking five of the nine pieces below for the concert.

Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps (part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF1OQkHybEQ

Arnold Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ala_vGjv-YI

Arnold Schoenberg, A Survivor from Warsaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFXkc9AGoeU

Anton Webern, Five Pieces for Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTn0Y016atE

Béla Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, movement V, Sz. 116, BB 127 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIYUNOBPXL4

Darius Milhaud, Scaramouche, https://youtu.be/5pYDwF32iYk

John Cage, Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano: Sonata No. 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xObkMpQqUyU

Edgard Varèse, Poème électronique, for tape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqxMgC7C3po

Alban Berg, Wozzeck, penultimate scene from the opera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHb_4zvIHw8

Explain one by one, using the elements of music, why you chose each of the five that you chose, then explain one by one, using the elements of music, why you did not choose each of the four that you left out of the concert

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