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Listening Gallery: Making Music Modern

Module by: Anthony Brandt. E-mail the author

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Problem 1

How is ambiguity created in the following excerpt?

Musical Example: Webern, Six Pieces for Orchestra, II
More personal musical language
Changing pulse and meter
Unpredictable continuity
Absence of literal repetition
Heightened dissonance
Dissonances left unresolved

Problem 2

How is ambiguity created in the following excerpt?

Musical Example: Morton Feldman, Three Dances, I
More personal musical language
Prominent use of silence
Weakened sense of pulse and meter
Absence of literal repetition
Unpredictable continuity
Dissonances left unresolved

Problem 3

How is ambiguity created in the following excerpt?

Musical Example: Elliott Carter, Eight Etudes and a Fantasy, II
More personal musical language
Prominent use of silence
Minimal exposition
Harmonic independence
Heightened dissonance
Absence of literal repetition
Weak rhetorical reinforcement

Problem 4

How is ambiguity created in the following excerpt?

Musical Example: LaMonte Young, “A Wisp” from Remembering a Naiad
More personal musical language
Prominent use of silence
Weakened sense of pulse and meter
Absence of literal repetition
Unpredictable continuity
Heightened dissonance
Dissonances left unresolved

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Musical Examples
  1. Webern, Six Pieces for Orchestra, II
  2. Morton Feldman, Three Dances, I
  3. Elliott Carter, Eight Etudes and a Fantasy, II
  4. LaMonte Young, “A Wisp” from Remembering a Naiad
Webern, Six Pieces for Orchestra, II
Webern, Six Pieces for Orchestra, II
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DG112557 — Pierre Boulez; Berlin Philharmonic
Morton Feldman, Three Dances, I
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Kairos 0012362KAI — Siegfried Mauser, piano
Elliott Carter, Eight Etudes and a Fantasy, II
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Boston Skyline BSD 137 — New York Woodwind Quintet
LaMonte Young, “A Wisp” from Remembering a Naiad
LaMonte Young, “A Wisp” from Remembering a Naiad
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Montage 782139 — Arditti String Quartet