Music 785: Twentieth-Century Music II

Repertory Studied, Spring 2012

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M1613.3 C66 A8LP 87945:09"As it Fell Upon a Day" (1923) for soprano, flute and clarinet (score)
M1010.C6 C6Circ CD 98116:19Piano Concerto (1926) (score)
6:481. Andante sostenuto
9:312. Molto moderato (molto rubato)
M27.C67 V2Circ CD 331612:28Piano Variations (1930) (score)
M1001.C78 S92Circ CD 42515:28Short Symphony (1933) (score)
4:291. Allegro vivace
5:162. Lento
5:473. Finale: Precise and rhythmic
M1003.C78 B5Circ CD 591819:41Billy the Kid (1937) (score)
3:071. Introduction: The Open Prairie
6:372. Street in a Frontier Town
3:043. Prairie Night (Card Game at Night)
1:584. Gun Battle
2:075. Celebration (after Billy's Capture)
2:526. The Open Prairie Again
M1045 C77 C7Circ CD 98119:11Connotations (1961-62) (score)
M25.C67 M5Circ CD 3316Two Piano Pieces (1984) (score)
3:24Midday Thoughts (1944-82)
2:41Proclamation (1973-82)

Roger Sessions (1896-1985) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M1003.S5 B5Circ CD 4870 22:01Orchestral Suite from "The Black Maskers" (1923)
4:14I. Dance (score)
7:51II. Scene
3:46III. Dirge
5:50IV. Finale
M1001.S48 S91Circ CD 15418:00Symphony No. 1 (1929) (score)
5:35I. Guisto
7:23II. Largo
5:33III. Allegro Vivace
M24.S48 F7Circ CD 262 8:20From My Diary (1937-40) for piano (score)
2:45I. To Milton Babbitt
2:38II. To Edward T. Cone
1:47III. To Carter Harman
1:10IV. To Vivian Fine
M1001.S48 S92Circ CD 552 25:18Symphony No. 2 (1944-46)
9:23I. Molto agitato - Tranquillo e misterioso
1:48II. Allegretto capriccioso
7:28III. Adagio tranquillo ed espressivo
6:26IV. Allegramente
M1045 S47R5Circ CD 2311 11:42Rhapsody (1970) (score)

Elliott Carter (b. 1908) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
Circ CD 1183Suite from Pocahontas (1939)
1:35I. Overture
3:18II. John Smith and Rolfe Lost in the Virginia Forest
Circ CD 11839:13Holiday Overture (1944) (score)
M23. C37S6Circ CD 509Piano Sonata (1945-46, rev. 1982) (score)
10:22I. Maestoso - Legato scorrevole
13:50II. Andante - Allegro giusto
M146.C37 P5LP 7959Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (1949)
3:35VII. Canaries (score)
M452.C327 Q81Circ CD 5567String Quartet No. 1 (1951)
9:33I. Fantasia: maestoso (score)
M1001.C3S9Circ CD 3530 15:41A Symphony of Three Orchestras (1976) (description)
Circ CD 27454:34Esprit rude/esprit doux (“rough breath/sweet breath”, 1984)
Circ CD 1726Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei (“I am the prize of flowing hope”, 1993-96)
16:25I. Partita

Samuel Barber (1910-1981) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M1001.B27 S91Circ CD 355421:39Symphony in One Movement, Op. 9 (1936)
7:09I. Allegro ma non troppo
4:18II. Allegro molto
5:14III. Andante tranquillo
5:03IV. Con moto (Passacaglia)
M23.B272 S626Circ CD 807Piano Sonata (1949) (score)
7:26I. Allegro Energico
2:18II. Allegro Vivace E Leggero
6:28III. Adagio Mesto
5:17IV. Fuga: Allegro con Spirito
M1503.B226 A6Circ CD 2081Antony and Cleopatra, opera in 3 acts (1966)
5:33Act III, Scene 2, Aria “Give me my robe”
4:23Act III, Scene 2, Death of Cleopatra
M25.B272 B246Circ CD 8077:36Ballade, Op. 46 (1977) (score)

Anton Webern (1883-1945) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M61 W38P1Schwarz CD 1458 11:25Passacaglia, Op. 1 (1908) (score)
M452 W375 S3Circ CD 549 10:56Fünf Sätze, Op. 5 (1909) (score)
2:48I. Heftig bewegt Tempo
2:04II. Sehr langsam
0:40III. Sehr bewegt
1:22IV. Sehr langsam
3:05V. In zarter Bewegung
M1045.W4 S76Circ CD 314Sechs Stücke, Op. 6 (1909) (score)
1:13I. Etwas bewegte
1:31II. Bewegt
0:56III. Zart bewegt
5:39IV. Langsam marcia funebre
2:35V. Sehr langsam
2:17VI. Zart bewegt
M233.W43 K611Circ CD 5544Drei kleine Stücke, Op. 11 (1914) (score)
0:591. Massige
0:29II. Sehr bewegt
0:55III. Ausserst ruhig
M922 W4 C24Schwarz CD 1345Konzert (Concerto), Op. 24 (1931-34) (score)
2:31I. Etwas lebhaft
2:39II. Sehr langsam
1:26III. Sehr rasch

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M1003.M46 A7Circ CD 2829L'Ascension (“The Ascension”, 1932-33)
8:17I. Majesté du Christ demandant la gloire à son Père ("Majesty of Christ asking the glory of his father") (score)
M422.M48 Q8Circ CD 5573Quatour pour la fin du temps ("Quartet for the end of time," 1940-41) (score)
2:40I. Liturgie de cristal ("Liturgy of Crystal")
Circ CD 2304Quatre études de rythme (“Four rhythmic studies”, 1949-50)
M25.M477 E71 2:04I. Ile de feu I (“Island of fire 1") (score)
M25.M477 E73 3:26II. Mode de valeurs et d'intensités (“Mode of [rhythmic] values and intensities”) (score)
M25.M477 C27 V. 7Schwarz CD 2305Catalogue d'oiseaux (1956-8)
M25.M477 C27 10:53Le Courlis Cendré ("The Curlew")
M1010.M608 O4Circ CD 330814:10Oiseaux exotiques (“Exotic birds”, 1956)

Pierre Boulez (b. 1925) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M25.B68 N6Schwarz CD 14979:27Notations for piano (1945)
M1613.3.B77 M27Circ CD 5289Le marteau sans maître ("The hammer without master," 1952-4) (score) (texts)
1:20I. Avant "l'artisanat furieux"
3:26II. Commentaire I de "bourreaux de solitude"
2:00III. "L'artisinat furieux"
MM75.5 B76 I1Circ CD 5289Pli selon pli ("Fold by Fold," 1957-62)
M1613.3.B77 M275:08II. Improvisation sur Mallarmé I ("le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui...", "The virgin, vivid and beautiful today") (score) (text)
M1613.3.B77 I52Circ CD 343911:53III. Improvisation sur Mallarmé II ("une dentelle s’abolit," "a lace is abolished," 1957) (text)
Schwarz CD 1497Notations (orchestral version, 1977)
2:24I. Modéré - Fantastique
1:47IV. Rhythmique
4:00III. Très modéré
1:58II. Très vif - Strident
Repons (1981-84)
6:26Introduction
2:58Section 1
2:05Section 2
2:23Section 3

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M25.S759 P5Klavierstücke I-IV (1952-53) (score) (commentary)
4:01Klavierstuck I
1:19Klavierstuck II
0:40Klavierstuck III
2:18Klavierstuck IV
M25.S759 P505Schwarz CD 1918 5:00Klavierstück V ("Piano Piece 5," 1954) (score)
M1473.S7 S7Circ CD 34533:00Studie II (1954) (score)
Circ CD 345313:00Gesang der Jünglinge ("Song of the Youths", 1955-6)
LP 55741:10:12Stimmung (1967-68) (beginning only)
32:00Helicopter String Quartet (1992-93) from Mittwoch aus Licht (beginning only)

Luciano Berio (1925-2003) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
LP 3842 8:04Omaggio a Joyce (1958)
M1621.2.B47 S4Schwarz CD 1264 8:16Sequenza III for female voice (1966)
M67.B47 S47Circ CD 3097 6:54Sequenza VII for solo oboe (1974)
M962.B47 C54Circ CD 4459 9:30Chemins IV (su “Sequenza VII”) (1975)
M1528.B47 S5Schwarz CD 1217Sinfonia (1968-69)
5:01II. O King
12:27III. In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
Coro (1975-76)
3:21I. Today is mine, Wake up woman
1:44II. Venid a ver
2:21III. Your eyes are red, IV. Venid a ver, V. Your eyes are red, Stand up
2:02VI. Venid a ver la sangre por los calles, VII. Wake up woman

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M1045 X4 M5CD 846 8:55Metastaseis (“dialectic transformation”, 1953-54)
M1045 X4 P6CD 846 9:46Pithoprakta (“actions through probabilities”, 1955-56)
2:42Concret PH (1958)
10:56Orient-Occident (1960)
M25 X46 H4Circ CD 2738 7:13Herma (1960-61) (score)
11:11ST/4 for string quartet (1955-62)
Schwarz CD 1161 15:22Nomos Alpha (1966)
3:58Mikka for solo violin (1971)
Circ CD 2520 14:47Ata (1987) for 89 musicians

György Ligeti (1923-2006) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
Far from Home (1945)
1:151. Lament
1:132. A dark raven
1:153. Once the forest
1:154. Summer sends a gentle breeze
2:24Night (1955)
1:22Morning (1955)
M61 L72 A8CD 2383 8:32Atmosphères (1961)
19:56Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes (1962)
CD 89412:01Aventures (1962)
CD 894 7:58Lux Aeterna (1966)
M1145.L73 R3Circ CD 3610 8:05Ramifications (1968-9)
Le Grand Macabre (1977-8, rev. 1997)
0:57Act 1 Car Horn Prelude
0:56Scene 3 Doorbell Prelude
3:18Scene 3, track 7, Nekrotzar’s Entrance
3:17Scene 3, track 8, “Woe! Ooh!”
3:02Scene 3, track 9, “There’s no need to fear”
1:28Scene 3, track 10, “Up! Drink! - Up!”
4:45Scene 3, track 11, “Hmm! It’s delicious”
5:46Scene 3, track 12, “Where am I?”
1:34Interlude before Scene 4
3:39Scene 4: “Ghost Astradamus, Are you dead?”
6:16continuation & Mirror Canon
5:07Finale: passacaglia
M25.L544 E887Etudes for Piano, book II (1988-94)
2:48VII. Galamb borong
3:03IX. Vertige ("giddiness")
2:20X. Der Zauberlehrling ("The Magician's apprentice")
2:07XI. En suspens ("outstanding")
1:41XIV. Coloana infinita ("the infinite column")

John Cage (1912-1992) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M23.C131 S6Circ CD 4612 10:18Third Construction (1941)
M485.C24 C63Circ CD 4095Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1946-48)
2:55Sonata I
2:01Sonata II
2:23Sonata III
2:16Sonata IV
3:44Interlude I

Spectral Music

Gérard Grisey (1946-1998)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
Les espaces acoustiques (1974-76)
12:472. Périodes (1974)
18:253. Partiels (1975)

Tristan Murail (1947-)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
16:36Gondwana (1980)
16:47Time and Again (1986)

Jean-Claude Risset (1938-)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
LP 532910:25Mutations (1969)
9:25Songes (1979)

John Chowning (1934-)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
17:03Stria (1977)

Composers Presented by Students

Henry Cowell (1897-1965)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
Circ CD 5615 3:11The Tides of Manaunaun (1917) (Composer's comments)
Circ CD 5615 3:15Dynamic Motion (1917) (Composer's comments)
Circ CD 5615 0:59What’s This? (First Encore to Dynamic Motion, 1917) (Composer's comments)
Circ CD 5615 1:35The Aeolian Harp (1930-31) (Composer's comments)
Circ CD 5615 1:46The Banshee (1925) (Composer's comments)
M1001.C86 S911Symphony No. 11: Seven Rituals of Music (1953)
3:21IV. Presto
Three Anti-Modernist Songs (1938)
2:17A Sharp Where You’d Expect a Natural

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
4:40Two Studies for Piano (1940-41)
LP 3734Concerto for Orchestra (1950-54)
7:01I. Intrada
M1045.L87 J48Circ CD 4341Jeux vénetiens (1961)
2:50I.
M1145.L975 M9Circ CD 4341Musique funèbre (1958)
3:201. Prolog
Circ CD 576Chain 3 (1986)
2:42I.

Henri Dutilleux (1916-)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M242.D876 S6Circ CD 73438:57Sonatine (1943)
M25 .D89 A810:59Au gré des ondes ("at the mercy of the waves," 1946)
1:36Blackbird (excerpt) (1950)
M1045 .D975 M417:10Metaboles (1964)
3:39Sur un même accord (excerpt) (1977)

Luigi Nono (1924-1990)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
3:39Variazioni canoniche sur la serie de l'opus 41 de Schonberg (1950)
9:51Il Canto sospeso (excerpt) (1956)
9:33Prometeo, Tragedia dell'ascolto, Prologo I ("Prometheus, Tragedy of Listening," 1980-85)
7:53No hay caminos, hay que caminar ("There are no roads, walk," 1987)

John Harbison (1938-)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
15:10Confinement (1965)
M1001.H24 S91Symphony No. 1 (1981)
9:05I. Drammatico
5:33IV. Tempo guisto
Mirabai Songs (1982)
2:45I. It’s true, I went to the market
M1001 .H24 S92Circ CD 552Symphony No. 2 (1987)
4:42I. Dawn: Luminoso
M1040 .H295 C6Circ CD 4582Concerto for Double Brass Choir and Orchestra (1988)
4:23III. Invention on a Cadence
M2023 H37 P73Four Psalms (1999)
7:05I. Prelude
Symphony No. 5 (2007-8)
12:55I.