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Debussy - • Influenced by Chopin and Misorsky • Prelude...

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Debussy Created impressionism Won Prix de Rome Rejected Wagnerism Studied with Rimsky-Korsakov Liked gypsy and far eastern music “Pelleas et Melisande” made him famous Italian, Russian, and far east influenced his music Light touch Whole tone and pentatonic scale Consonant not dissonant Parallelism Created dominant the ninth chord=V9, no use of V11 No jazz movement Iberia- Spanish (listened to Morning of Festival Day, musician gets hit for playing violin) Nocturne- (sections included Clouds, Festivals, and Sirens) La Mer- considered Debussy’s masterpiece (whole tone scale)
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Unformatted text preview: • Influenced by Chopin and Misorsky • Prelude to Afternoon of the Fawm- most melody, based on Stephen Mallarmet’s poem • As the winner of the Prix de Rome with his composition L'Enfant prodigue • he received a scholarship to the Académie des Beaux-Arts • In June 1885, Debussy wrote of his desire to follow his own way, "I am sure the Institut would not approve, for, naturally it regards the path which it ordains as the only right one. But there is no help for it! I am too enamored of my freedom, too fond of my own ideas."...
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  • Fall '07
  • Wright
  • Claude Debussy, Whole tone scale, pentatonic scale Consonant, Rimsky-Korsakov Liked gypsy, impressionism Won Prix, Rome Rejected Wagnerism

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