Compare and Contrast Western Classical Music 1600-1899 and Music in the 20th Century

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Compare and contrast Western Classical Music 1600-1899 and Music on the 20th Century There are many contrasts and differences between Western Classical Music and Music in the 20th Century. Just one of these differences was the instruments used. The instruments used in most classical music were largely invented before the mid-19th century, while the instruments in the 20th century were largely the same, yet perhaps more varied as the musicians now had access to a wider range of instruments. Because of this, composers had more creative freedom, and during this period, the percussion section grew and instruments that weren’t used before were utilized by composers. 20th century music took full advantage of new technologies as they became available. Not constricted by the rules of the classical period, composers had the freedom to write however they pleased. There were many innovations during the 20th century that contributed to how music was created, shared and appreciated. Technological advancements in TV, and recording enabled the public to listen to music in the comforts of their own home. At first, listeners favoured the music of the past, such as classical music. Later on, as more composers used new techniques in composing and technology allowed these works to reach more people, the public grew interested in new music. While earlier on, you would’ve gone out, and payed to listen music. Although the 20th century composers used and/or were influenced by composers and music forms of the past, the created their own unique sound. This unique sound has many different layers to it, coming from the combination of instruments, noisemakers and shifts in dynamics, meter, pitch, etc. While differing greatly to the Classical period, there is no doubt that 20th century music originated from

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