Timeline 5: Post-Romantic Era (1890-1930)

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In Music
  • Wagner

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    Richard Wagner, in full Wilhelm Richard Wagne. German dramatic composer and theorist whose operas and music had a revolutionary influence on the course of Western music, either by extension of his discoveries or reaction against them. Among his major works are The Flying Dutchman (1843), Tannhäuser (1845), Lohengrin (1850), Tristan und Isolde (1865), Parsifal (1882), and his great tetralogy, The Ring of the Nibelung (1869–76).
  • Bruckner

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    Anton Bruckner, in full Josef Anton Bruckner. Austrian composer of a number of highly original and monumental symphonies. He was also an organist and teacher who composed much sacred and secular choral music. Style is daring in form, harmony, and tonality. His immense polyphonic skill, his ability to incorporate archaic forms within his own advanced style, his fondness for sudden contrasts of timbre and dynamics, and his use of magnificent brass effects all testify to his boldness.
  • Tchaikovsky

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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tchaikovsky also spelled Chaikovsky, Chaikovskii, or Tschaikowsky, name in full Anglicized as Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, the most popular Russian composer of all time. His music has always had great appeal for the general public in virtue of its tuneful, open-hearted melodies, impressive harmonies, and colourful, picturesque orchestration, all of which evoke a profound emotional response
  • Puccini

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    Giacomo Puccini, in full Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini. Italian composer, one of the greatest exponents of operatic realism, who virtually brought the history of Italian opera to an end. His mature operas included La Bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and Turandot (left incomplete).
  • Mahler

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    Gustav Mahler, Austrian Jewish composer and conductor, noted for his 10 symphonies and various songs with orchestra, which drew together many different strands of Romanticism. Although his music was largely ignored for 50 years after his death, Mahler was later regarded as an important forerunner of 20th-century techniques of composition and an acknowledged influence on such composers as Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitry Shostakovich, and Benjamin Britten.
  • Strauss

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    Richard Strauss, in full Richard Georg Strauss, an outstanding German Romantic composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His symphonic poems of the 1890s and his operas of the following decade have remained an indispensable feature of the standard repertoire.
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    Jean Sibelius, original name Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, Finnish composer, the most noted symphonic composer of Scandinavia. Sibelius studied at the Finnish Normal School, the first Finnish-speaking school in Russian-held Finland, where he came into contact with Finnish literature and in particular with the Kalevala, the mythological epic of Finland, which remained for him a constant source of inspiration. Pohjola’s Daughter [1906] and Luonnotar [1913]
  • The Birth of Post - Romanticism

  • "The Nutcracker" debut

    "The Nutcracker" debut
    Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' is debuted as a ballet at Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersberg, Russia.
  • Scott Joplin's "Maple Time Rag" Began Ragtime

    Scott Joplin's "Maple Time Rag" Began Ragtime
    While orchestral music remained popular, in 1899, Scott Joplin began to release very new music, including his "Maple Time Rag". This began the genre of ragtime, characterized by a syncopated, ragged rhythm.
  • Opera Became Increasingly Popular(1900 to 1960)

    Opera Became Increasingly Popular(1900 to 1960)
    During the first half of the 20th century, operas became increasingly popular, with large opera houses working in many cities.
  • Birth of Louis Armstrong

    Birth of Louis Armstrong
  • Musician W.C. Handy Heard Blues in a Train Station

    Musician W.C. Handy Heard Blues in a Train Station
    Drawing from African traditions and spirituals, blues musicians were not yet well-known, when musician W.C. Handy heard blues played in a train station. He went on to publicize this genre, and bring recordings of blues music to the public.
  • Buddy Bolden Fused Ragtime and Blues

    Buddy Bolden Fused Ragtime and Blues
    While he never recorded, Buddy Bolden fused ragtime and blues as early as 1904. This fusion formed the basis of jazz.
  • New Orleans Jazz(Early 1910s)

    New Orleans Jazz(Early 1910s)
    By 1910, jazz music had become popular in New Orleans. Later, a number of different jazz genres appeared throughout the country, with distinct regional variations. Jazz was highly influential, and remains popular in modern forms even today.
  • Assasination of Archduke Ferdinand

    Assasination of Archduke Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo, Austria on June 28th, 1914, triggering a chain of events that leads to World War I
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    World War I

  • Beginning of Country Music(1920s)

    Beginning of Country Music(1920s)
    Country music has its origins in the songs of the Appalachian Mountains, but by the early 1920s, it was developing into a new musical genre, popular in the Southern states.
  • Ratification of 19th Amendment

    Ratification of 19th Amendment
    Women are given the right to vote in America.
  • First Folk Blues Record, Mamie Smith's 'Crazy Blues'

    First Folk Blues Record, Mamie Smith's 'Crazy Blues'
    The first folk blues record was recorded in 1923. Folk blues drew on African experience, music and spirituals, and eventually proved influential later musical genres.
  • Walt Disney Company is formed

    Walt Disney Company is formed
    Walt Disney Company is formed in 1923 in a small office in Los Angeles, CA. The company later turns into a massive monopoly and creates the first animated film.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    Panicked investors send the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging 11 percent at the open in very heavy volume, beginning the Stock Market Crash that later causes the Great Depression.
  • End of Post-Romanticism

  • Big Band Swing Music(1930s)

    Big Band Swing Music(1930s)
    By the 1930s, jazz had led to the birth of a new genre, big band swing music. These were large bands, producing lively dance music.
  • Computer for Electronic Music was Invented

    Computer for Electronic Music was Invented
    The world's first computer to play music was CSIRAC, which was designed and built by Trevor Pearcey and Maston Beard in the 1950s. Mathematician Geoff Hill programmed the CSIRAC to play popular musical melodies from the very early 1950s.