Elements of Music

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. 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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