CLASSICAL / ROMANTIC /
MODERN / POSTMODERN
In Western culture, the last few periods
Neo-Classicism, centered in the eighteenth century
Romanticism, centered in the nineteenth century
Modernism, centered in the early twentieth century
Postmodernism, centered in the later twentieth century
displayed distinctive styles or approaches. In preparation
for class discussion of these periods and styles, you can get
a quick introduction by observing, in these brief selections,
how particular media and subjects were treated in these periods.
Most of the musical selections represent the first 30 seconds
of the pieces.