Compare the Americanist styles of Ives and Copland-Include a comparison

Compare the Americanist styles of Ives and Copland. Include a comparison of their educations as well as an explanation of how they achieved their Americanist idioms through different means.

Compare the Americanist styles of Ives and Copland-Include a comparison

1. Compare the Americanist styles of Ives and Copland. Include a comparison of their educations as well as an explanation of how they achieved their Americanist idioms through different means.

Use examples from the works we covered in class. Use specific musical examples.

2. Describe Duke Ellington’s career in the context of the Harlem Renaissance and then explain the influence of Jazz on Gershwin, Ravel, and Milhaud.

Use specific musical examples.

3. Define neoclassicism in the 20th century.

Firstly, What are the early examples of neoclassicism?

Secondly, What was the point of (or reason for) neoclassicism?

Thirdly, Which composer wrote the largest number of neoclassical works?

Use specific musical examples.

4. Describe the multitude of styles in the 1920s.

Firstly, What major composers and styles flourished during this time?

Secondly, What were the innovations? What were the cross-influences between these styles?

Further, Use specific musical examples.

5. Describe Shostakovitch’s career and output.

Consider important moments in his life and his relationship to the government.

Which works were directly related to the politics of the time? Use specific musical examples.

 

More details;

What was unique about Charles Ives music?
Musical career. Ives’ career and dedication to music began when he started playing drums in his father’s band at a young age. Ives published a large collection of songs, many of which had piano parts. He composed two string quartets and other works of chamber music, though he is now best known for his orchestral music.

What makes Aaron Copland’s music so unique?

The main characteristic that makes Copland’s music so “American” is that America-themed media decided to use it as background music. I agree with the open fifths, that is the compositional answer here. The open fifths were adopted by several other composers to make an “American” sound.

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