Thursday, December 7, 2017

Idea for the Next Class - Shostakovich: Music of the 20th Century

 Class 1 - The Aristocratic Years: Rachmaninov Symphony no 2/Piano Concerto no. 3, Scriabin Poems of Ecstasy and Fire, Rimsky Kitezh/Golden Cockerel, Rachmaninov Stravinsky Firebird/Petrushka/Rite of Spring/Nightingale/Les Noces

Class 2 - The Revolutionary Years: Myakovsky Symphonies 6 & 27, Popov Symphony no. 1, Prokofiev Scythian Suite, Visions Fugitives, The Gambler, Love For Three Oranges, The Fiery Angel, Shostakovich Symphony no. 1

Class 3 - The Jazz and Cocktail Age: Joplin Rags, Louis Armstrong (Hot Five and Seven), Duke Ellington (Blanton/Webster), Art Tatum, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers & Hammerstein, 

Class 4 - The Years of Full Employment: The Nose, Tahiti Trot, The Golden Age, Jazz Suite, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Symphony no. 4 Opening

Class 5 - The First Purge: Symphony no. 4 Closing, Four Romances on Verses of Pushkin, Symphony no. 5, Symphony no. 6, Piano Quintet, Boris Godunov Orchestration, 

Class 6 - The Great Patriotic War: Symphonies 7-9,  Second Piano Trio, 

Class 7 - Influences and Influenced: Mahler, Vaughan Williams, Berg, Bartok. late Prokofiev,  Honegger, Milhaud, Hindemith, Krenek, Copland, Britten, Bernstein

Class 8 - The Second Purge: First Violin Concerto, Songs from Jewish Folk Poetry, Fourth and Fifth Quartets, Song of the Forests, Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues

Class 9 - The Agonies of Joining the Party: Seventh and Eighth quartets, Symphony no. 13, Tenth Quartet, Execution of Stenka Razin, 

Class 10 - The Counterreaction: Messiaen, Lutoslawski, Ligeti, Kurtag, Boulez, Stockhausen, Henze, Berio

Class 11 - Mortality: String Quartet 13, Symphonies 14 and 15, String Quartet 15, Violin Sonata, Suite on verses by Michelangelo

Class 12 - The fusion: Schnittke, Gubaidulina, Part, Kancheli, Ustvolskaya, Shchedrin, Penderecki, Panufnik, Kilar, Gorecki, 

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