MUSI 112 - Lecture 22 - Modernism and Mahler

Lecture 22 - Modernism and Mahler


In this final formal lecture of the course, Professor Wright discusses Modernism, focusing on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. He explores several musical reasons why The Rite of Spring caused a riot at its 1913 Paris premiere. Professor Wright then goes on to share with the class one of his favorite pieces, by Gustav Mahler, the orchestral Lied "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen." After an enumeration of this piece's qualities, Professor Wright ends the class with a paean to classical music and an exhortation to all to preserve this great tradition.


Wright, Craig. Listening to Music, Ch. 32-33, review pp. 313-317

Chinese edition: trans. Li and Yu, Ch. 33-34

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