Mus final review - Final Exam Review Modernism Who:...

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Final Exam Review Modernism Who: Symbolist Poetry Who: French poets Stephane Mallarme and Paul Verlaine What: Trying to suggest rather than describe, to present the symbol rather than state the thing. Poets were sensitive to the sound of words and the meaning, and tried to evoke images that affected all the senses. Achieved in language an abstract quality that had previously been known only in music. When: 1840s-1890s Where: France ? Significance: Vaslav Nijinsky and “The Afternoon of a Faun” Who: Vaslav Nijinsky (choreography), Debussy (music) What: A ballet choreographed by Nijinsky (Russian), who was known as one of the greatest dancers of his time. Music by Debussy-his best known work. The movement is fluid and rhapsodic; flows in continuous stream. Dreamlike fluidity. When: 1912 Where: France Significance: Debussy rejects traditional sonata-allegro form. Established French song as a national art form. Choreography was scandalous, shows simulated masturbation and is overtly sexual.
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