Modern Era Listening

Provokiev, Stravinsky, Copland, Ginastera, Shostakovich, Gershwin, and today’s composers wrote the music of the 20th century and beyond. Modern music allows composers to emulate traditional musical ideas while implementing their own creative approach with complete freedom in all dimensions.

  1. Three Preludes by George Gershwin

Be sure to listen to all three preludes in this set! Individually, they are known as Prelude I, Prelude II, and Prelude III.

2. Three Moods by Aaron Copland

The three moods are “Embittered,” “Wistful,” and “Jazzy.” Be sure to listen to all three!

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