Walter Frisch, H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer
This talk will examine the critical period in European concert music in the years around 1900, when the first generation of modernists -- including Schoenberg, Mahler, Bartok, Debussy, and Stravinsky -- were forging new musical languages. Those composers were not revolutionaries. All remained deeply attached to their musical pasts, to traditions of tonality, syntax and form. But each was able to re-imagine in a unique fashion the legacies of the 19th century to create powerful music fully characteristic of the dawning century.
Added by arakune on October 15, 2005