Art music of the late 20th and early 21st century is more diverse than any earlier point in history. The forms, types of compositions, combinations of instrumental colors and use of voice continue to expand the boundaries. Now is a chance to do some research on your own.
This discussion assignment should reflect your study of, and research about, a piece of music you select from the works by one of the composers in the list below.
60 points Main posting: 400-500 words. Find a piece of music by one of the compsers in the list, below. Do some background research on it, to provide interesting factual background about the piece and how it fits into the music of its time and that composer’s career. Include at least two musical decriptions with track timings, which are meant to point out something interesting in the track(s) you provide for others students to listen to. Use Naxos static urls to link your music. Your main posting MUST include a correct Naxos static url and a bibliography at the end with a url linking to at least one source other than the ebook.
The composers on this list all have many selections that are easily found in Naxos Music Library. Music for this assignment MUST be by one of these composers, and linked with a Naxos static url
John Adams, Salvador Brotons, George Crumb, Tan Dun, Philip Glass, Henryk Gorecki,
Libby Larsen, Arvo Part, John Tavener, Joan Tower, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich