During the 20th century there was a large increase in the variety of music that people had access to. Prior to the invention of mass market gramophone records (developed in 1892) and radio broadcasting (first commercially done ca. 1919–20), people mainly listened to music at live classical music concerts or musical theatre shows; informally at music halls, or in pubs and fairs; on early ...
In the early part of the 20th century, many composers wrote music which was an extension of 19th-century Romantic music, and traditional instrumental groupings such as the orchestra and string quartet remained the most typical. Traditional forms such as the symphony and concerto remained in use.
20th Century Music For many, the 20th century was seen as "America's century." It was a century in which the United States' influence would be felt around the globe.
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Aug 23, 2017 · A timeline of music events during the early to mid-20th century, from Tosca in 1900 to John Coltrane's 1960 quartet.
Jul 12, 2021 · Transitioning from the Romantic Period. The 20th century period of music, as its name suggests, began around 1900. It is the last of the six periods of classical music eras and comes after the romantic era that ended around 1910AD.
Dec 01, 2020 · The masterpieces he wrote revolutionised 20th-century music and spanned all genres, from orchestral to choral, and opera to ballet. His ballets, including The Rite of Spring, The Firebird and Petruska, especially, have cemented Stravinsky as one of the most important composers of the 20th century.