Through the Centuries
2005 by Rising World Entertainment
"Music Through the Centuries"
Part 6 - The
classical music tradition underwent a tremendous revolt during the first
fifteen years of the twentieth century and the effects of this
revolt, lead by the two most influential composers of the
century, Arnold Schönberg and Igor Stravinsky, influenced the music of
the entire century.
first stirrings of this revolt came from Gustav Mahler,
beginning in 1896 with the daring first movement of his 3rd
Symphony. But the tables really turned during the first decade of the 20th
century with the early works of Arnold
Schönberg, and the prophetic doom of Anton Webern's 1909 Six
Pieces for Orchestra (sample). In 1913, two bold performances caused
near riots among attendees, and the ball kept rolling as
negative music dug its heels in for the long haul.
treatise on the Twentieth Century is in six parts:
Three: The Ostracism of the Tonal Composers
Four: The Hero From Across the Sea
Five: The Return to Tonality
Six: New Age Music
to the Next Century