Friday, July 06, 2012

Pan Cogito And Those Pesky Undergraduate Music Comprehensive Exams

Pierre Boulez Miles Davis Cage's Home Country Chaichovsky's Home Country Vertical Thoughts Year of "Pierrot Lunaire" Klangfarbenmelodie Theremin The Notre Dame Mass Which Russian composer foreshadowed the Neoclassic movement by writing a Classic Symphony? Benjamin Britten Ernst Krenek John Corigliano Milton Babbitt Indeterminacy Pointillism What was a forerunner of Stravinsky’s Neoclassic period? Olivier Messiaen Luigi Dallapiccola Lotte Lenya Kalevala Pastiche Igor Stravinsky Who was the main developer of serialism? Who did the earliest scientific study of folk music? Gian Francesco Malipiero Ballet Russe Jean Sibelius Carl Orff Erik Satie Cavatina Samuel Barber Le Tombeau de Couperin Who was one of the pioneers in compiling and publishing folk songs for children? Who was one of the most influential composition teachers of the 20th century? Byroit [Pan Cogito puts down his pen ...] Quotation and Collage What compositional technique was a trademark of Vaughn Williams music? Atonality Les Noces Stochastic music New Orleans Jazz Name four aspects of late-nineteenth century American musical life that spawned ragtime L'Histoire du Soldat What is the (technical) difference between composing songs and “concert music”? Societe Nationale de Musique Les Six What are four versions of the tone row used in the formation of the 12-tone matrix?

Image Credit: Joan Miró Head of a Catalan Peasant, 1924 Gift of the Collectors Committee 1981.9.1 Copyright © 2012 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape May 6–August 12, 2012


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