11 - 14:35 Impressionism(Cont ClaudeDebussy(18621918 ,wonPrixdeRome Friendswithwriters DebussyMusic M

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14:35 Impressionism (Cont) Music much like painting  Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Music serves as link between Romantic era and 20 th  Century Studied at Paris Conservatory, won Prix de Rome Lived by teaching piano Friends with writers Life full of emotional and financial crises Debussy Music Music like French impressionist Painters “Tone color, atmosphere, fluidity” Represented in the titles of works Often used 5 note cards Different type of scales  “Prelude to the Afternoon of a faun” Neoclassicism Balance, symmetry, and clarity set to a new musical vocabulary 1920-1950 Revolt against excesses of romanticism and impressionism Smaller chamber groups Still sounded modern Appears in other art of the time Like writings of T.S. Eliot
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