In this lesson, our instructor Cory Hills focuses on primitivism in the context of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Often dubbed the most important singular work in western music history, the Rite of Spring was a ballet that exhibited ground-breaking meters, rhythms, and dissonance. After watching a clip from the ballet, Dr. Hills discusses the parameters of The Rite of Spring, including its melody, harmony, tone, meter, dynamics, and texture.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.