MUSI 412/CLST 412: Cultural Studies in Twentieth-Century Western Music Report a Broken Link

Required Readings


Unit 1


Introduction: Art Music as a Cultural Phenomenon: Modernism and Conservatism in the Twentieth Century

Unit 2


Music and the Other Arts: Alban Berg and Wozzeck

Unit 3


Reception Studies: Igor Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring

Unit 4


Music and Nationalism: England: Ralph Vaughan Williams and On Wenlock Edge

Unit 5


Music and Nationalism: The USA: Aaron Copland and Appalachian Spring

Unit 6


Music and Totalitarianism: Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia: Dmitry Shostakovich and his Fifth Symphony

Unit 7


Music and Gender: Women Composers: Ethel Smyth and The Wreckers

Unit 8


Music and Gender: Homosexuality: Benjamin Britten and Peter Grimes

Unit 9


Music and Christianity: Olivier Messiaen and the Quartet for the End of Time

Unit 10


Music and Technology: Edgard Varèse and the Poème Electronique

Unit 11


Music and Film: Minimalism: Philip Glass and Kundun

Unit 12


Synthesizing Musical Traditions: Chinese American Composers: Tan Dun and the Orchestral Theatre Series

Unit 13


Canadian Music: Environmental Music: R. Murray Schafer and the Patria Cycle