MUS 226

Twentieth Century Music

An introductory survey of twentieth-century music. The course will explore the musical styles and cultural ideologies of selected European and American modernists active before and after World War I (e.g., Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Ives), varieties of neo-classicism prominent between the wars, the post-World War II avant-garde that introduced electronic and chance music, and postmodernism (including minimalism). Approximately equal emphasis will be given to selected pop styles and genres, jazz, blues, popular song, the Broadway musical, film music, and rock.

Prerequisites: Students who have MUS 220/226 transfer credit may not take this course.