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Parent categories: modern - music
Related: modernism - modernist music
Compare: classical music
Followed by: postmodern music
If modern music may be said to have a definite beginning, then it started [!] with this flute melody, the opening of the Prélude à "L'après-midi d'un faune" (1894) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). -- Paul Griffiths
DefinitionFor the purposes of this site, modern music is popular music and art music since the age of the phonograph. --jahsonic [Jul 2004]
Modern music archive/resourceJan Geerinck has been developing this online modern music archive/resource since 1996 and for anyone interested in disco, electro, house, garage and other genres related to soul, it's well worth a visit. There's historical info on key players including Larry Levan and Todd Terry as well as details of the first disco clubs and records. -- http://www.fuk.co.uk
Recorded music [...]Sometime in the middle 20th century, listening to music through a recorded form, such as sound recording or watching a music video became more common than experiencing live performance. Sometimes, live performances incorporate prerecorded sounds; for example, a DJ uses records for scratching.
Modernism and Music : An Anthology of Sources (2004) - Daniel Albright
Modernism and Music : An Anthology of Sources (2004) - Daniel Albright [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
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If in earlier eras music may have seemed slow to respond to advances in other artistic media, during the modernist age it asserted itself in the vanguard. Modernism and Music provides a rich selection of texts on this moment, some translated into English for the first time. It offers not only important statements by composers and critics, but also musical speculations by poets, novelists, philosophers, and others-all of which combine with Daniel Albright's extensive, interlinked commentary to place modernist music in the full context of intellectual and cultural history.
Terms such as "modern" and "Modernism" seem to possess a certain security, even prestige, but they were long regarded with suspicion.
Music of Changes (1951) - John CageThe modern music would, in turn, give rise to postmodernism. Daniel Albright (2004) cites John Cage's 1951 composition of Music of Changes as the beginning of post-modern music. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernism_%28music%29 [Dec 2004]
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