Twentieth Century (1900-2000)
Music History 102: The Twentieth Century
The 20th century may be music's most diverse and unusual time period, with its mix of experimental, atonal works and lyrical, poetic pieces. Take a look at the era with this page of the Internet Music Library's exhibit on music history. Get some background information and then listen to music clips from some 20th century composers.
Twentieth Century Music History Outlines
Students in upper grades might find these music history outlines helpful. They focus on twentieth century music and trace important stylistic and historical developments. In particular, be sure to check out "Timeline: 1900 - 1950," which organizes the major compositions and publications from the period.