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Unformatted text preview: 20 th Century to the Present-Impressionism: French Invention- Music is vague, Very elusive rhythm- Like the French Impressionistic paintings- Painting images through music-Claude Debussy : Invents a whole new scale-Whole Tone Scale: Eliminates “Do” Makes it sound fuzzy- Impressionism of major scale-Adds Extra notes to Triads-Poly Rhythm: More than 1 rhythm in a piece 1) La Mer: (1880’s) Depicting the sea at various times of the day-Tone Poem- Highly descriptive piece of programmatic music Movement 1: “At Dawn” 2) Nocturnes: Orchestral piece, Impressionism NOT tone poem Movement 1: “Nuages” Clouds- Hillside Movement 2: “Fêtes” Outdoor Festival Movement 3: “Sirénes” Beautiful Mermaids who used to lure sailors into the rocks and crash their boats-Uses women chorus only- No words only “Ah” Maurice Ravel: 1) Daphnis et Chlo é: Ballet piece- Love Story Expressionism: (1907) Total freedom of the individual to do what they want Arnold Schönberg: Eliminates tonality and invents...
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- Spring '08
- Music, Arnold Schoenberg, Twelve-tone technique, Atonality, Serialism, Anton Webern, French Invention- Music