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1

What makes music national?

- Rejection of foreign models, national program, indigenous text/literature, folk idioms
- Example -- Mussorgsky - Picture at an Exhibition.

2

Bela Bartok

- Hungarian, director of Budapest Academy of Music.
- Accessible modernism (Mikrokosmos).

3

Mikrokosmos

The idea of accessible modernism.

4

Who came up with the idea of Mikrokosmos?

Bartok.

5

Bartok was known for...

- For being a folksong collector.
- Integrated fully into his music. Melody, rhythms, modes.

6

Was Bartok a Nationlist?

Yes.

7

Was Bartok a Classicist?

Yes. Used classical form as a basis for musical structure. Not as audacious as Schoenberg.

8

Copland brought unique ___ to America.

Modernism.

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Copland was America's leading composer in the generation following ___.

Ives.

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Copland's mission:

From the folk, for the folk. Philosophy of the common folk. Retrenchment in the 1940's. Music should be relevant to compatriots.

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