Pavane pour une infante défunte pavane for a dead

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Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess, 1899) Le tombeau de Couperin (Memorial for Couperin, 1914–17)
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Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) His songs draw on French art and popular traditions. Numerous works incorporate Classical forms. String Quartet in F (1902–3) Violin Sonata (1923–27)
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Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) Ravel also evoked popular traditions from outside of France. Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (1929–30) incorporates jazz elements. Bolero (1928) features Spanish idioms.
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Manuel de Falla (1876–1946) He composed in a Spanish national style. Wanting to go beyond mere exotic sounds, he studied folk music. His ballet El amor brujo (Love, the Sorcerer, 1915) and other early works are imbued with melodic and rhythmic qualities of Spanish popular music.
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Manuel de Falla (1876–1946) His finest mature works combine national elements with neoclassic elements. El retablo de maese Pedro (Master Pedro’s Puppet Show, 1919–23) is based on an episode from Don Quixote. Concerto for Harpsichord with five solo instruments (1923–26) harkens back to the Spanish Baroque.
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Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872– 1958) The English musical renaissance begun by Elgar took a nationalist turn in the early twentieth century. Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams collected and published folk songs. Both used folk songs in their compositions. Along with Gustav Holst (1874–1934), Vaughan Williams became a leader of the new English school.
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Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872– 1958) Influences: Ravel, Debussy, Bach, and Handel He composed art music and practical music, using elements from each tradition in the other. Vaughan Williams employed folk melodies and English hymnody. He edited the new English Hymnal in 1904–6
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Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872– 1958) Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (1910) Composed for a double string orchestra and string quartet, this works is based on a Tallis hymn in the Phrygian mode. Fragments of the theme are developed in a free fantasy that uses antiphonal sonorities and triads in parallel motion.
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Leos Janáček (1854–1928) Janáček was the leading Czech nationalist composer of the twentieth century. He worked within the genres of Western art music but developed a national style based on his study of folk music from Moravia. His music juxtaposes contrasting sonorities and is closer in procedure to the music of Musorgsky or Debussy than to the German tradition.
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Leos Janáček (1854–1928) His operas dominated the Czech stage beginning with Jenufa (1904), which is based on a Moravian subject. The juxtaposition of contrasting materials heard in his operas is also found in his instrumental works, such as the flashy orchestral Sinfonietta (1926).
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Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) Finland was part of the Russian Empire from 1809 to 1917 and was culturally dominated by Sweden.
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  • Fall '07
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  • Music, Arnold Schoenberg, Schoenberg, twelve-tone method

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