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Great Music of the 20th Century

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The 20th century was a hotbed of musical exploration, innovation, and transformation unlike any other epoch in history. Ranging across the century in its entirety, these 24 lectures present a musical cornucopia of astounding dimensions - a major presentation and exploration of the incredible brilliance and diversity of musical art across a turbulent century.

Using a chronological approach, you'll explore the fascinating gamut of 20th-century musical "isms", from impressionism and fauvism to serialism, stochasticism, ultraserialism, neoclassicism, neotonalism, and minimalism as well as the inclusivity and synthesis within concert music that embraced Western historical styles, folk and popular music, jazz, rock, Asian, Latin American, and other influences in the service of heightened musical expression. Through the panoramic view of the course, you'll discover the genius of composers such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok, Ligeti, Riley, and many others.

Far more than simply a series of lectures, the program comprises a huge and many-sided resource for discovering the endless riches of 20th-century concert music across the globe. The phenomenal range of genres and composers covered and the wealth of suggestions for specific works make this a reference that could easily inspire years of musical exploration and glorious listening.

This remarkable inquiry opens the doors to an extraordinary spectrum of contemporary masterpieces that await discovery and deep listening. Within these unique and riveting lectures, Professor Greenberg offers you the keys to understanding and deep enjoyment of a revolutionary, visionary, and magnificent era in music. In Great Music of the 20th Century, you'll experience the living, evolving, and superlative musical art that so vividly and unforgettably speaks to the life of our times.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

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A masters masterwork

Prof. Greenberg is without doubt the most prolific author of the Great Courses series (you only have to count). And he is one of the best too! But "Great Music of the 2oth Century" exceeds even the high standards of his other courses. This is a truly great course, not only informative but also inspiring and so to say opening your mind to the wonders of (nearly) contemporary non pop or rock music. It is a bit different organized than his other courses as the music examples are NOT integrated in the audio but accessible via URLs mostly to YouTube (You will learn to hate commercials!). So this audio book chains you to your lap- or desktop. If you listen to all links in full length you will have to spent MUCH more time than the 17h 50min runtime. I especially enjoyed the last quarter of the audiobook. Of most of the presented composers I had never heard before. And - no surprise here - some I liked more, some I liked less. Still it was a great experience! The course ends with a lecture of Robert Greenberg own career as composer and his musical development. First final remark: In his lesson about Terry Riley and his famous composition "In C" Prof. Greenberg suggests looking for alternative versions of the piece. I have found one played and recorded in Bamako / Mali in October 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXQ68ZkWVw Second final remark: Time and lessons are finite, so some of my favorite composers are missing. Please allow me some namedropping: - Giya Kancheli - Eleni Karaindrou - Sofia Gubaidulina - Arvo Pärt (Yes, I am not an American :-))