Twentieth Century (1930-2000)

Timeline created by facebooker_2634933510088003
In Music
  • Period: to

    Richard Strauss

    A composer whose style of music is considered maximalist. His works are often placed in the discussions of maximalism along with Mahler.
  • Period: to

    Igor Stravinsky

    Composer of Rite of Spring.
  • Period: to

    Marcel Duchamp

    Artist during the 1900s.
  • Period: to

    Undisguised avant-garde approaches to art prevelant here.

    This period of time rejected the Wagnerian style of music and operated against the Romanticism. The romantic ideal or style of music was mostly done away with and emotions were seen as trivial.
  • Period: to

    Salvador Dali

    Painter
  • Period: to

    Neo-Classicism

    This era was a return to the ideals of clarity and objectivity seen in the 18th century. This era began with a revival of Bach’s music.
  • Period: to

    Primitivism

    This was a western style of visual art that borrowed non-western subjects that were often seen as naive or folk-like. Paul Gauguin represents visual art for this era while Igor Stravinsky’s rite of Spring seems to be the example of this music style.
  • Period: to

    Leonard Bernstein

    /American conductor, composer, teacher, author, and Pianst. Very influential in music of the 20th century and brought classical music to the public through various media’s in the forms of dramatic works, film scores, chamber and choral music, and filmed lectures and documentaries.
  • Period: to

    Non-tonal or atonal music era

    Musical elements other than pitch were focused on in this era. This style of music gave percussion instruments a new status in music.
  • Period: to

    Iannis Xenakis

    French composer who advocated for music based on mathematical calculations, a method otherwise known as Stochastic music.
  • Period: to

    György Ligeti

    Austrian composer of Hungarian birth who wrote textural music with sound blocks.
  • Period: to

    Pierre Boulez

    Composer who said “all art of the past must be destroyed.” He also advocated for serialism.
  • Period: to
    2,039 BCE

    Philip Glass

    American composer and performer considered to be an innovator of minimalism.
  • Period: to

    Olly Wilson

    African American composer, teacher, and writer. He established the first conservatory program for electronic music.
  • Period: to

    World War II

    Major war involving many countries including the United States of America
  • Period: to

    Musique concrete

    Recordings of nature sounds and and other surroundings were taken and then manipulated, mixed and layered much like some of our music today is created.
  • Period: to

    Cold War

    Era of tension and political competition between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Period: to

    Aleatoric era

    Also known as chance music, this concept of composition leaves one or more musical elements in performance up to chance. Performances were never the same twice.
  • Period: to

    Minimalism

    This repetitive style of music was based o the notion that small units of musical material could be repeated with slight variation over long periods of time.
  • Period: to

    Neo-tonality

    This era of music offers the idea that by using chromatic is you can precise more complex chords aurally and create more complex progressions. This can be seen in the embracing of major seconds in music.
  • Period: to

    Totalism

    This style of music developed among composers of New York City in response to minimalism. It follows the path and similar characteristics of Maximalism. Complexity is it’s primary aim.
  • Period: to

    Globalization

    Music is highly impacted by YouTube and the Internet. The easily accessible information shared across the media is a big impact on this form of music.
  • Period: to

    Alex Prior

    British born composer and conductor who by age 8 had written more than 40 works.