20th Century Timeline

Timeline created by MKC033
In Music
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    Scott Joplin

    Born in Texarkana, TX. Popularized ragtime music. Famous for his piece "The Entertainer." Also had his music played in the movie called "The Sting."
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    Charles Edward Ives

    American composer. Kept his music hidden away in a barn because people laughed at it. Only got to publishing it because of his wife, Harmony.
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    Igor Stravinsky

    Russian composer, conductor, and pianist. Wrote in at least four different periods (Russian, French, Neo-classical, and Serialism).
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    Louis Durey

    French composer. Was a member of Les Six. He wrote songs for the French Resistance during World War II.
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    Arthur Honegger

    Honegger was a Swiss composer born in France. One of the members of Les Six. Attended the Conservatoire de Paris.
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    Germaine Tailleferre

    French composer. One of the members of Les Six. Attended the Conservatoire de Paris.
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    Darius Milhaud

    Milhaud was a composer, conductor, and teacher born in France. One of the members of Les Six. Attended Conservatoire de Paris.
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    William Grant Still

    First black American composer to have a symphony performed by a major ensemble and to conduct a major orchestra.
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    Henry Cowell

    American composer, writer, and teacher. Wrote works for piano, stage, and chamber to name a few.
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    George Gershwin

    American pianist, composer, and conductor.Worked in Hollywood. Wrote film scores, piano works, stage works.
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    Francis Poulenc

    Born and died in Paris. One of the members of Les Six. Wrote songs, chamber pieces, and operas to name a few.
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    Georges Auric

    Born in France. One of the members of Les Six. Attended the Conservatoire de Paris alongside his fellow Les Six members Honegger, Milhaud, and Tailleferre.
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    Duke Ellington

    American composer. Known for being a jazz composer and creating a big-band style of jazz.
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    20th CENTURY INFORMATION

    20th century music is one of the hardest to pinpoint one specific genre because of the many different styles written during this time. For example: ragtime, impressionism, neo-classicism, etc. To talk about one of them, neo-classicism was popularized from 1910-20s. This style of music was bringing back the style of Johann Sebastian Bach and other artists from the classical/baroque time period.
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    Aaron Copland

    Teacher, conductor, and composer born in New York. Wrote choral music, film scores, and concertos to name a few of his works.