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Timings -- an occasional series by Jennifer Paull, spotlighting music or musicians in their time

Breaking Moulds: 1910

The earth sailed through the tail of Halley's Comet as King George V came to the throne. The Vatican introduced a compulsory oath (to be taken by all priests upon ordination) against Modernism. Fortunately, for the twentieth century's artistic development, the 'Modernism' in question was entirely philosophical.

In music, there continues to be much debate as to what Modernism is exactly. Other Arts appear to have their labels clearly in place...

Copyright © 28 November 2010 Jennifer I Paull, Vouvry, Switzerland

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THE CLARENS CONNECTION

THE TERMINOLOGY OF RESPECT

REACHING UPWARDS: 1888

THE WIND OF CHANGE: 1788

ADDING TO ADAGES ABOUT ADAGIOS

1910

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG

GUSTAV MAHLER

SAMUEL BARBER

RUDOLF KEMPE

PETER PEARS

ERIK SATIE

CHARLES IVES

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

RICHARD WAGNER

THOMAS TALLIS

MAURICE RAVEL

CATHY BERBERIAN AND MUSIC'S MUSES

JENNIFER PAULL'S AMORIS INTERNATIONAL

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