Twentieth Century 1930-2000: Impressionism, Expressionism, Primitivism, Pierrot lunair, Jazz, Scat singing, Blues, Swing, Bebop, Rock and Roll

Timeline created by morganp2018
In Music
  • Phonograph invented

    invented by Thomas Edison, first to reproduce recorded sound
  • Radio invented

    invented by Gugielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor
  • TV invented

    invented by Philo Taylor at 21
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    Eugene Paul Gaugin

    Primitivist painter
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    John Philip Sousa

    marches, failed opera composer
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    Scott Joplin

    king of ragtime, American composer
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    Arnold Schonberg

    admired by Brahms, atonal 1907-9
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    Charles Ives

    polytonality, insurance agent
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    Igor Stravinski

    rhythmically complex, numerologist
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    Nadia Boulanger

    taught composers in France
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    Sergei Prokofiev

    Russian, North American imported music
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    Darius Milhaud

    France, Debussy
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    William Grant Still

    black composer, Harlem renaissance
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    Henry Cowell

    John Cage's teacher, coined "tone cluster"
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    George Gershwin

    American musicals, Broadway
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    Duke Ellington

    Take the A Train, lived in segregated era
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    Aaron Copland

    tonal, ballets
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    Louis Armstrong

    scat singer
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    Elliott Carter

    American composer, gave an interview at 100 years old
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    World War I

    Originated in Europe, lasted four years
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    Billie Holiday

    Billie's blues, jazz, one of first black people to sing with a white band
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    Billy Strayhorn

    Bebop music, wrote lots of unknown works
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    Leonard Bernstein

    composer, musicals, bisexual
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    Les Six

    Auric, Aurey, Honegger, Milhaud, Poulenc, Tailleferre
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    World War II

    included all of the great powers, caused the baby boom after the war