French Late Romantic Music

French Late Romantic Music - Traditional or Progressive?...

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Unformatted text preview: Traditional or Progressive? Operas were still very much performed, but less French operas r The defeat of Napoleon III (1870) r Socit Nationale de Musique (1871) r Exoticism Studied at the Paris Conservatory r Synthesis of Weimar-Bayreuth and Leipzig-Vienna musical languages r Organists 1822-1890 r Organist/composer r Famous for symphonies, instrumental, and keyboard pieces r Influence from Liszt and Wagner 1835-1921 r Organist/composer r Friend with Gounod, Berlioz, Liszt r Interest in the past music but also new Relatively conservative musical language r The French Beethoven (Gounod) r The musician of tradition (Debussy) Organ Symphony use of organ and piano r Two movements but subdivided into traditional four sections First Movement 1: sonata-allegro form (main theme) 2: theme and double variations r Second Movement 3: scherzo and trio 4: theme and variations on a main theme Music based on a main theme of the first movement r The fourth section (the last half of the larger second movement) variation of a main theme including fugue and interlude Introduction:...
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