Music 785: Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Music II

Repertory Studied, Spring 2014

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 (1908-2012) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
4:30Heart not so Heavy as Mine (1938)
M1532.C23 M8 2:51Musicians Wrestle Everywhere (1945)
Circ CD 1183Suite from Pocahontas (1939)
1:35I. Overture
3:18II. John Smith and Rolfe Lost in the Virginia Forest
M1004.C277 H6Circ 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 1726Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei (“I am the prize of flowing hope”, 1993-96)
16:25I. Partita

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
M22.M477 P7Circ CD 2304Préludes (1926-29)
2:041. La Colombe ("The Dove")
7:142. Chant d'extase dans un paysage triste ("Song of Ecstasy in a Sad Landscape")
1:443. Le Nombre léger ("The light number")
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")
1:45IV. Intermède ("Interlude")
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) (score)
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)
M1045.B771 P6315:15I. Don
M986.B685 E3Schwarz CD 2053 9:41Éclat (1965)
M1045.B771 N6Schwarz CD 1497Notations (orchestral version, 1977)
2:24I. Modéré - Fantastique
1:47IV. Rhythmique
4:00III. Très modéré
1:58II. Très vif - Strident
Repons (1981-84)
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
Circ CD 345313:00Gesang der Jünglinge ("Song of the Youths", 1955-6)
LP 55741:10:12Stimmung (1967-68) (beginning only)
Schwarz CD 197048:52Michaels Reise ("Michael's Journey around the World" from "Thursday from Light" (1978-81)

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
5:31VIII. Venid a ver la sangre por las calles / IX. I have made a song / X. Venid a ver la sangre

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)
3:58Mikka for solo violin (1971)
7:03S.709 (1992)
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)
M1045.L73 A7CD 2383 8:32Atmosphères (1961)
M1045.L73 L6CD 2835 12:45Lontano (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
3:04VIII. Fém ("metal")
3:03IX. Vertige ("giddiness")
2:20X. Der Zauberlehrling ("The Magician's apprentice")
2:07XI. En suspens ("outstanding")
2:56XII. Entrelacs ("interlacing")
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

Samuel Barber (1910-1891) (List of Works)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDurationTitle/Movement
M1012.B26C6Circ CD 878Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (1939)
11:25 I: Allegro
10:13II: Andante
3:58III: Presto
M23.B272 S626Circ CD 807Piano Sonata (1949)
7:26I. Allegro Energico
2:18II. Allegro Vivace E Leggero
6:28III. Adagio Mesto
5:17IV. Fuga: Allegro con Spirito

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)

QC Library Catalog NumberQC Library RecordingDuration Title/Movement
M1045.D975 T5Circ CD 551Timbres, espace, mouvement, ou la nuit étoilée (“Timbres, space, movement, or the starry night”) (1978)
8:30I. Nébuleuse
7:30II. Constellations

Electroacoustic Music

Musique concrète

Pierre Schaeffer (1910-1995)Cinq études de bruits ("Five etudes on noises", 1948)
3:443. Étude aux chemins de fer ("Railway Study")
Symphonie pour un homme seul ("Symphony for a man alone", 1950)
1:204. Erotica
2:325. Scherzo
Étude aux objets ("Study on objects", 1959)
3:371. Objets exposé ("exposed objects")
2:572. Objets étendus ("extended objects")
3:043. Objets multipliés ("multiplied objects")
3:094. Objets liés ("connected objects")
Pierre Henry (b. 1927)Variations pour une porte et un soupir ("Variations on a door and a sigh," 1963)
1:152. Balancement I ("swinging")
Luc Ferrari (1929-2005) 2:19Études aux accidents ("Study on accidents", 1958)
Tête et queue du dragon ("Head and tail of the dragon", 1960)
4:39Part I
François-Bernard Mâche (b. 1935) 6:48Terre de feu ("Land of fire," 1963)
François Bayle (b. 1932) 9:47Trois reves d'oiseau ("Three dreams of a bird," 1958)
Bernard Parmegiani (1927-2013) 4:07Danse (1962)
Henri Pousseur (1929-2009) 18:03Trpois Visages de Liège (1961)
Edgard Varèse (1883-1965) 8:07Poème électronique ("Electronic poem," 1958)

Tape Music

Vladimir Ussachevsky (1911-1990) 7:24Sonic Contours (1952)
5:44Piece for Tape Recorder (1956)
4:41Wireless Fantasy (1960)
4:26Of Wood and Brass (1965)
Otto Luening (1900-1996) 3:46Low Speed (1952)
Mario Davidovsky (b. 1934) 5:48Electronic Study No. 1 (1960)
6:22Electronic Study No. 2 (1962)
5:21Electronic Study No. 3 (1965)
4:15Synchronism No. 1 (1963)
5:52Synchronism No. 2 (1964)
5:01Synchronism No. 3 (1964)
8:39Synchronism No. 5 (1969)
6:57Synchronism No. 6 (1969)
Ilhan Mimaroglu (1926-2012) 7:20Le Tombeau d'Edgar Poe (1964)
3:05Intermezzo (1964)
2:47Bowery Bum (Visual Study No. 3, after Jean Dubuffet) (1964)
Hugh Le Caine (1914-1977) 1:28Dripsody (1955)
Louis (1920-1989) and Bebe (1925-2008) Barron 2:22excerpt from Forbidden Planet (1956)

The Cologne Studio

Herbert Eimert (1897-1972) and Robert Beyer (1901-?) 10:32Klang in unbegrenztez Raum ("Sound in unlimited area", 1952)
3:53Klangstudie I ("Sound study 1", 1952)
4:32Klangstudie II ("Sound study 2", 1952)
Gottfried Michael Koenig (b. 1926) 4:08Klangfiguren (1955)
Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006) 7:44Glissandi (1957)
3:50Artikulation (1958)
Herbert Brün (1918-2000) 7:46Aneipgraphe (1958)
Bengt Hambraeus (1928-2001) 4:01Doppelrohr II ("Double tube II", 1955)
Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) 13:12Transition I (1958-60)

The RCA Synthesizer

Milton Babbitt (1916-2011) 10:37Composition for Synthesizer (1961)

Analog Synthesizers: Moog

Wendy Carlos (b. 1939) 4:02Dialogues for Piano and Two Loudspeakers (1963)
4:01Variations for Flute and Electronic Sounds (1964)
5:14Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, III: Allegro from Switched-on-Bach (1968)
13:47Timesteps from A Clockwork Orange (1972)
Digital Moonscapes (1984)
7:141. Genesis
4:322. Eden
3:443. Intergalactic Communications
8:234. Luna
3:305. Phobos and Deimos
Beauty in the Beast (1986)
6:501. Incantation
4:002. Beauty in the Beast
17:423. Poem for Bali
Isao Tomita (b. 1932) 10:49Holst, The Planets: 1. Mars
13:462. Venus/Mercury
4:403. Jupiter

Analog Synthesizers: Buchla

Morton Subotnick (b. 1932) 16:40Silver Apples of the Moon: Part 1 (1967)
14:59Part 2
13:08The Wild Bull: Part 1 (1968)
15:01Part 2
14:56Touch: Part 1 (1968)
15:33Part 2
7:48 Four Butterflies: Butterfly 1 (1973)
1:26Interlude 1
9:09Butterfly 2
7:19Butterfly 3
1:39Interlude 2
7:00Butterfly 4

Live Electronic Music

Pauline Oliveros (b. 1932) 4:05Extended Voices (1961)
Alvin Lucier (b. 1931) 10:31North American Time Capsule (1967)

Computer Music

J. K. Randall (b. 1929) 10:12Mudgett: monologues by a mass murderer (1965)
1:21Quartets in Pairs (1964)
20:27Lyric Variations for violin and computer (1968)
Jean-Claude Risset (b. 1938) 4:37Computer Suite from "Little Boy:" 1. Flight and count-down (1968)
2:542. Fall
5:173. Contra apotheosis
10:25Mutations (1968)
9:12Songes (1979)
9:48Contours (1981)
11:31L'Autre face (1984)
John Chowning (b. 1934) 10:06Turenas (1972)
17:03Stria (1977)
9:57Phoné (1980-81)
Paul Lansky (b. 1944) 18:20mild und leise (1973-4)
Michael McNabb (b. 1952) 9:21Dreamsong (1978)

Speech Synthesis

Charles Dodge (b. 1943) 1:27Speech Songs: 1. A man sitting in the cafeteria (1972)
2:002. The days are ahead
1:383. When I am with you
2:054. He destroyed her image
8:03Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental (1980)
12:50The Waves (1984)
7:03Profile (1984)
Paul Lansky (b. 1944) 2:52Six Fantasies on a Poem by Thomas Campion:1. her voice (1978-9)
3:452. her presence
4:033. her reflection
3:104. her song
6:005. her ritual
2:306. her self

Analysis-Based Synthesis

Jonathan Berger (b. 1954) 9:26An Island of Tears (1991)
Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) 9:00Mortuos Plango, Vivos Coco (1980)
Richard Karpen (b. 1957) 17:53Terra Infirma (1992)
Paul Lansky (b. 1944) 12:58Guy's Harp (1984)

Granular Synthesis

Barry Truax (b. 1947) 19:44Riverrun (1986)
Paul Lansky (b. 1944) 8:03Notjustmoreidlechatter (1988)
Gerard Pape (b. 1955) 12:37Le Fleuve du Désir for string quartet and UPIC (1994)
Curtis Roads (b. 1951) 5:10Field (1980)
7:10Purity (1994)
3:37Sonal Atoms (1998)


Barry Truax (b. 1947) 19:01Island (2000)
Dennis Smalley (b. 1946) 14:00Darkness after Time's Colours (1976)
15:17Wind Chimes (1987)
Robert Mackay 9:41Environs (1997)
10:01South Bay 28th July 2012 (2012)
Elainie Lillios (b. 1968) 10:50Dreams in the Desert (2001)