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Performing Arts Library Online Course Reserves


MUS 31121, Western Music Since 1900

Below are links to online recordings of music for this course. If you would like to listen to these recordings outside of the KSU campus network you will need to establish a VPN connection.

All of these works, except when noted, are available on the Music of the Twentieth Century CD set by Bryan R. Simms.


Bartók, Béla

Kornel Zempleni (piano)


Bartók, Béla

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Jean-Jacques Kantorow (Conductor)

A recording is available on Reserve at the Performing Arts Library Circulation Desk - CD 220.


Berg, Alban

Four Songs, Op. 2

Christianne Stotjin (mezzo-soprano)
Joseph Breinl (piano)


Berg, Alban


Constance Hauman (soprano)
Julia Juon (mezzo-soprano)
Theo Adam (bass)
Peter Straka (tenor)
Monte Jaffe (baritone)
Michael Myers (tenor)
Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor)
Sten Byriel (baritone)
Helene Gjerris (contralto)
Ulrik Cold (bass)
Susanne Elmark (soprano)
Edith Guillaume (contralto)
Daniel Viklund (bass-baritone)
Morten Frank Larsen (baritone)
Helene Ranada (mezzo-soprano)
Stig Hoffmeyer (actor)
Jan Oluf Ostrom (actor)

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Ulf Schirmer (Conductor)


Berio, Luciano

Folk Songs

Jean Stil Well (mezzo-soprano)

Canadian Chamber Ensemble

Raffi Armenian (Conductor)


Boulez, Pierre

Le marteau sans maitre


B. Tommy Andersson (Conductor)


Britten, Benjamin

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor)
Michael Thompson (horn)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Bryden Thomson (Conductor)


Cage, John

Music of Changes

Martine Joste (Piano)


Cage, John

Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano

Elmar Schrammel (prepared piano)


Cowell, Henry

Chris Brown (Piano)


Crumb, George

Concord String Quartet


Davies, Peter Maxwell

Eight Songs for a Mad King

Country Dance

This work is currently unavailable online.


Debussy, Claude

Pour le piano

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)


Debussy, Claude

Preludes, Book 1

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

A recording is available on Reserve at the Performing Arts Library Circulation Desk - CD 339.


Fauré, Gabriel

Bernard Kruysen (baritone)
Noel Lee (piano)


Hindemith, Paul

Das Marienleben

Veronica Lenz-Kuhn (soprano)
Wolfgang Kaiser (piano)


Ives, Charles

Patrick Carfizzi (Bass-Baritone)
Douglas Dickson (Piano)


Ives, Charles

Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Irma Vallecillo (Piano)


Milhaud, Darius

Saudades do Brazil

Alexandre Tharaud (piano)


Prokofiev, Sergey

Piano Sonata No. 7

Gyorgy Sandor (piano)


Ravel, Maurice

Andre Laplante (piano)

A recording is available on Reserve at the Performing Arts Library Circulation Desk - CD 312.


Reich, Steve

Benedict Hoffnung (Percussion)
William Lockhart (Percussion)

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers (Conductor)


Rochberg, George

String Quartet No. 6

Movement III

This work is currently unavailable online.


Satie, Erik

Olof Hojer (piano)


Schoenberg, Arnold

String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37

Schoenberg Quartet


Schoenberg, Arnold

Roland Pontinen (piano)


Shostakovich, Dmitrii

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk

Badische Staatskapelle

Wolfgang Heinzel (Conductor)


Stockhausen, Karlheinz

Ensemble InterContemporain

Pierre Boulez (Conductor)


Strauss, Richard


Inga Nielsen (soprano)

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Michael Schonwandt (Conductor)


Stravinsky, Igor


Bamberg Symphony Chorus
Bamberg Symphony Big Band

Till Fabian Weser (Conductor)


Stravinsky, Igor


London Symphony Orchestra

Gennady Rozhdestvensky (Conductor)


Stravinsky, Igor

Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden

Jascha Horenstein (Conductor)

A recording is available on Reserve at the Performing Arts Library Circulation Desk - CD 476.


Varese, Edgard



B. Tommy Andersson (Conductor)


Webern, Anton

Cantata No. 2, Op. 31

Claire Booth (soprano)

Simon Joly Chorale
Philharmonia Orchestra

Robert Craft (Conductor)


Supplemental Listening


Britten, Benjamin

Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a

Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra

Yannick Nezet-Seguin (Conductor)


Hindemith, Paul

Mathis der Maler Symphony

London Symphony Orchestra

Jascha Horenstein (Conductor)


Milhaud, Darius

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Heinz Rogner (Conductor)


Prokofiev, Sergey

Symphony no. 1, "Classical"

French National Radio Orchestra

Jean Martinon (Conductor)


Shostakovich, Dmitrii

Symphony no. 5, Op. 47

Philharmonia Orchestra

Vladimir Ashkenazy (Conductor)


Stravinsky, Igor

Netherlands Wind Ensemble