In your Week 5 Individual assignment you will examine the early 20th-century musical era through key compositions and composers. Further analysis of the context in which a work of music is created is explored.
Listen to the Listening Guides: “The Twentieth Century and Beyond” to prepare for this assignment.
Review Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” and Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.” Focus on how non-musical artistic disciplines (namely, poetry and visual art) played a role in their creation.
Write a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that includes the following:
- A comparison between Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Stravinsky’s “La Sacre du Printemps.” How are they different from the music of the Romantic period? How do they reflect the influence of non-musical artistic disciplines (namely, poetry and visual art)?
- A comparison between either “La Sacre du Printemps” or “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and a song or musical work created since 1970 that was influenced by a contemporary, non-musical artistic discipline (like literature, poetry, film, or visual art). Compare and contrast how each composer used the inspiration of that discipline in their work.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.