Trends in Late 19th-Early 20th Century

Trends in Late 19th-Early 20th Century - Early 20th...

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Unformatted text preview: Early 20th Century: "The Big Three" Claude Debussy Arnold Schoenberg Igor Stravinsky Impressionism IMPRESSIONISM GOAL: to suggest, imply, evoke; giving an "impression" rather than a description TECHNIQUES: Avoid sharp lines Rely on the effects of light, color rather than definitive shapes, borders Blurring... Impressionism MUSICAL PARALLEL: Musical elements are blurred; less defined Harmony: use of polytonality Melody: use of different scales Rhythm: use of polyrhythms Themes Everyday life, nature 1 Impressionism Important Composers Claude Debussy (1862 1918) Maurice Ravel (1875 1937) "The American Impressionist": Charles Griffes (1884 1920) Impressionism Thematic material: Nature, everyday life (not "epic" themes) Water and light as important themes Title: Clair de lune Composer: Claude Debussy Form: A B C A B 2 Expressionism Schoenberg Themes: alienation, anxiety, fragmentation Igor Stravinsky Dates: 1882 1971 Master assimilator Primitive/Russian Period Post-Romanticism Impressionism Expressionism Neo-classicism Period Serialism Period '$& "%$#" ! BA 9H"GF"DBB@ 58 @ E CAA 9 67530 ( 4 2 1 ) 3 Ballets Russes (Russian Ballets) (1910-1913) L'oiseau de feu (Firebird) Petrushka Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) 1913: infamous premiere... 4 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course MU 1130 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '08 term at Moody Bible Institute.

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