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Classical Modernism – Sheet Music & Scores

The classical modern period, 1900-1945, saw a great deal of cultural change, and many different composers helped shape the musical landscape of the early 20th century. Browse our sheet music and scores, take a look at our Classical Modern Sheet Music Downloads, and explore the wide world of classical modernism with Stretta Music today

Post-War Change

The horrors of World War I brought about such a shift in perspective, that art would never be the same again. The cultural and social changes that had already begun at the end of the 19th century led to new prospects, which were mirrored and expressed through various innovative artistic movements, them sum of which is called Classic Modernism.

Beyond Tonality

During the 20th century, the boundaries of tonality were stretched so far that one could no longer speak of tonal music. The most striking examples of this are polytonality, employed by composers like Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, and Charles Ives, and to an even greater extent serialism, the twelve-tone music of Arnold Schönberg and his students.

Return to Folk

The rise of nationalism in the late 19th century sparked a great interest in rediscovering folk music. New technical developments, such as the invention of the phonograph, also made it easier to document and collect folk music. Great folk Pioneers were the Romanian composer Béla Bartók, the Czech composer Leo Janáček, the Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, and the Australian-American composer Percy Grainger.

This development led to a new idiom within classical music, both melodically and rhythmically. Good examples of the integration of folklore into classical modern music are the melodies from Janáček’s Jenufa, which are based on the rhythm and intonation of the Czech language, and Bartók’s Second Violin Rhapsody.

Expressionism & Serialism

Expressionists aimed to capture true emotions without glossing over them. Above all, they looked at the subjective inner world, in contrast to the outer world, and left all traditional ideals of beauty behind.

Expressionist music is characterised by dissonance, extreme dynamics and great contrasts in colour, pitch and effect. In music, expressionism is generally associated with the Second Viennese School, founded by Arnold Schönberg and his students Anton Webern and Alban Berg, and the dodecaphonic, twelve-tone technique they used, known as serialism.

Examples of expressionist music include Schönberg’s Erwartung, 1909, and Berg’s Wozzeck, 1922.

Neoclassicism

Another classical modern departure from the ideals of the Romantic Period was to draw on forms and tropes of the Baroque Period and the Classical Period. This was expressed in the use of traditional musical forms, as in Martinů’s Concerto da Camara, 1937, the use of traditional instrumentation, as in Manuel de Falla’s Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet & Cello, 1926, and also in the use of thematic material from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, 1920.

Important Classical Modern Composers

D. Peja_evi_: Sonata op. 35, VcKlav (KlavpaSt)
Dora Pejačević

Sonata op. 35

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 769371

43.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
D. Schostakowitsch: Walzer Nr. 2, Klav
Dmitri Shostakovich

Waltz No. 2

arranged for piano

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 686961

12.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
B. Bartók: Kontraste, VlKlarKlav (Pa+St)
Béla Bartók

Contrasts

for violin, clarinet and piano
corrected edition

for: Violin, clarinet, piano

Score, Parts

Item no.: 187818

44.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
H. Neuling: Bagatelle, HrnKlav (KlavpaSt)
Hermann Neuling

Bagatelle

for: Horn, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 104868

9.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J. Langlais: Missa in simplicitate, Ges/ChOrg/Ha (Part)
Jean Langlais

Missa in simplicitate

for: Voice [choir], organ [harmonium]

Score

Item no.: 107559

22.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
F. Poulenc: Sonata, FlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Francis Poulenc

Sonata

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 279909

22.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
H. Büsser: Appassionato, Va/VlKlv (KlavpaSt)
Henri Büsser

Appassionato

for: Viola [violin], piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 690325

22.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
G. Puccini: Madame Butterfly, GsGchOrch (Part)
Giacomo Puccini

Madame Butterfly

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Score

Item no.: 296488

55.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
M. Bonis: Soir / Matin (1907), VlVcKlv (Pa+St)
Mel Bonis

Soir / Matin (1907)

for: Violin, cello, piano (piano trio)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 367112

12.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
M. Duruflé: Requiem op. 9, GesGchStroOr (Part)
Maurice Duruflé

Requiem op. 9

for: 2 solo voices (MezBar), mixed choir (SATB), string orchestra, organ; trumpet, harp, kettle drums ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 301277

106.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Sibelius: Violin-Konzert d-Moll op. 47, VlOrch (Part)
Jean Sibelius

Violin-Konzert d-Moll op. 47

for: Violin, orchestra

Score

Item no.: 178093

37.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
E. Satie: Intégrale des _uvres pour piano vol. 1 - 3, Klav
Erik Satie, Robert Orledge

Intégrale des œuvres pour piano vol. 1 - 3

for: Piano

Bücher-Set

Item no.: 851262

81.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
J. Sibelius: Symphonie Nr. 1 e-Moll op. 39, Sinfo (Part)
Jean Sibelius

Symphonie Nr. 1 e-Moll op. 39

(Urtext)

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score

Item no.: 558778

136.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
M. de Falla: La vida breve - primera danza E, VcKlav (Pa+St)
Manuel de Falla

La vida breve - primera danza Espanola

for: Cello, piano

Score, part

Item no.: 172416

20.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
N. Rota: Concerto, FagKlav (KlavpaSt)
Nino Rota

Concerto

for: Bassoon, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 656107

26.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
B. Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sinfo (Part)
Béla Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score

Item no.: 205614

38.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
D. Milhaud: Suite in D op. 157b, VlKlarKlav (Pa+St)
Darius Milhaud

Suite in D op. 157b

for: Violin, clarinet, piano

Score, Parts

Item no.: 107227

25.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
E. Ysaÿe: Sechs Sonaten op. 27 für Violine solo, Viol
Eugène Ysaÿe

Six Sonatas op. 27 for Violin solo

Fingering and bowing for Violin: Eugène Ysaÿe

for: Violin

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 362805

37.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
S. Rachmaninow: Morceaux de fantaisie op. 3, Klav
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Morceaux de fantaisie op. 3

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 1017726

17.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
S. Prokofjew: Sonate für Flöte und Klavie, FlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Sergei Prokofiev

Sonate für Flöte und Klavier op. 94

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 108789

36.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
M. Duruflé: Fugue op 12 sur le theme du carillon, Org
Maurice Duruflé

Fugue op 12 sur le theme du carillon

for: Organ

Item no.: 293200

15.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
DL: Marie Elisabeth v. S: Romanze, KlarKlav
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Marie Elisabeth Prinzessin von Sachsen-Meiningen

Romanze

for: Clarinet (B-flat), piano

Piano score, Solo part (pdf download)

Item no.: 1485

5.90  €incl. VAT
Download product – instantly available.
G. Jacob: Sonatina, BlfKlav (Bu)
Gordon Jacob

Sonatina

for: Recorder, piano

Book

Item no.: 493227

20.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
E. Satie: Ausgewählte Klavierstücke, Klav
Erik Satie

Selected Piano Pieces

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 1582647

3.45  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
E. Bozza: 14 Etudes Arabesques, Fl
Eugène Bozza

14 Etudes Arabesques

Flute (Technik) (Technique)

for: Flute

Item no.: 215358

31.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
M. Duruflé: Quatre Motets op. 10, Gch (Part)
Maurice Duruflé

Quatre Motets op. 10

for: Mixed choir a cappella

Score

Item no.: 484907

19.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
R. Strauss: Sonatine Nr. 2
Richard Strauss

Sonatine No. 2 "Fröhliche Werkstatt" E-flat major Tr. 291

for 16 Wind instruments

for: Wind ensemble

Set of parts

Item no.: 766670

66.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
R. Glière: 4 pieces op. 35, HrnKlav (KlavpaSt)
Reinhold Glière

4 pieces op. 35

for: Horn, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 602944

23.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
P. Taffanel: 17 Grands Exercices Journaliers de Mécanism, Fl
Paul Taffanel, Philippe Gaubert

17 Big Daily Finger Exercices

De Mecanisme Flute (Lehrmaterial) (Teaching material)

for: Flute

Music lesson book

Item no.: 100761

35.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
B. Britten: A Charm of Lullabies op. 41, MezKlav (Part)
Benjamin Britten

A Charm of Lullabies op. 41

Including first publication of two further settings

for: Voice (mezzo-soprano), piano

Score

Item no.: 198547

25.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
A. Ridout: Ferdinand, VlSpr
Alan Ridout

Ferdinand

for: Violin, narrator

Music score

Item no.: 646956

10.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
P. Gaubert: Ballade for Flute and Piano, FlKlav (Bu)
Philippe Gaubert

Ballade for Flute and Piano

for: Flute, piano

Book

Item no.: 238637

26.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
O. _ev_ík: Schule der Bogentechnik op. 2/1, Vc
Otakar Ševčík

School of Bowing Technique for Cello Opus 2 Part 1

for: Cello

Music lesson book

Item no.: 199409

17.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
H. Tomasi: Semaine Sainte À Cuzco, TrpKlav (KlavpaSt)
Henri Tomasi

Semaine Sainte À Cuzco

for: Trumpet, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 240538

23.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
A. Jolivet: Nocturne, VcKlav (KlavpaSt)
André Jolivet

Nocturne

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 283726

26.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
S. Prokofjew: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 16, 2Klav (KA)
Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto g minor no .2 op.16 for piano and orchestra

for two pianos

for: 2 pianos

Piano reduction

Item no.: 197736

37.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
S. Rachmaninow: 24 Préludes, Klav (Hard)
Sergei Rachmaninoff

24 Préludes

Urtext Edition, clothbound

for: Piano

Music score (Hardcover, Urtext edition)

Item no.: 1640744

56.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
F. Poulenc: Elegie, HrnKlav (KlavpaSt)
Francis Poulenc

Elegie

for: Horn, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 279910

17.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
C. Nielsen: Flute Concerto, FlOrch (KASt)
Carl Nielsen

Flute Concerto

Reprint
Repertoire Explorer

for: Flute, orchestra

Piano reduction, solo part

Item no.: 1343710

29.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 weeks (dk)
A. Igudesman: Fasten Seatbelts, Viol
Aleksey Igudesman

Fasten Seatbelts

for: Violin

Music score

Item no.: 656967

35.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
DL: J. Koetsier: Allegro Maestoso, BposKlav

Allegro Maestoso

Download item
Jan Koetsier

Allegro Maestoso

for: Bass trombone, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 1272482

25.10  €incl. VAT
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M. Duruflé: Requiem op. 9, 2GesGchOrg (OrgA)
Maurice Duruflé

Requiem op. 9

for solos, choir, orchestra and organ
reduction for song and organ by the author

for: 2 soloists (mezzo, baritone), mixed choir (SATB), organ

Organ reduction

Item no.: 147125

49.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
S. Prokofjew: Sonatas for Piano 1, Klav
Sergei Prokofiev

Sonatas for Piano 1

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 197618

43.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
E. Toch: Serenade op. 25, 2VlVla (Pa+St)
Ernst Toch

Serenade op. 25

In Spitzwegs Art

for: 2 violins, viola (trio)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 112575

21.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
G. Holst: Quintett As-Dur Op 14 (1903), FlObKlHrFg
Gustav Holst

Quintett As-Dur Op 14 (1903)

for: Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon (wind quintet)

Stimmen-Set

Item no.: 120780

35.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J. Langlais: Neuf Pièces, Org
Jean Langlais

Neuf Pièces

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 101277

36.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
L. Bernstein: Halil - Flute, Percussion & Piano (Pa+St)
Leonard Bernstein

Halil - Flute, Percussion & Piano

for: Flute, Percussion and Piano

Score, Parts

Item no.: 340419

45.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
F. Lehar: Zigeunerliebe
Franz Lehár

Zigeunerliebe (1910)

Romantische Operette in drei Akten

Piano reduction

Item no.: 128169

39.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
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