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Interwar Years (Laffey, Lytle, Michel)

Tenth grade project examining the Political & Social Impact of World War I

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  • What was revolutionary about music in the 1920s and 1930s? ?  What forces outside of music influences musicians during this postwar era?
  • Consider  popular music and the ways the music reflected and gave shape to ideas and trends of the World War I era.
  • Focus on a particular composer or composition--works the best.

Classical Changes!


  • What was different about classical music after the war?   
  • How did one composition reflect the themes of this new age?
  • How did classical music of the time reflect the cultural impact of the war?
  • Consider composers like: 
    • Arnold Schoenberg 
    • Igor  Stravinsky 

Bonus Features

Sometimes Jazz is best experienced live, like in this clip of "Smokey Joe" by Cab Calloway.

Cite this as: Jazz Legends Live! Part 1: Golden Age Of JazzClassroom Video On Demand. Films Media Group, 2004. Web. 19 Nov. 2015.

Log in to this streaming video service to watch a documentary on this composer.