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Impressionism (1890-1930)
Breaking away from Romantic ideas.
· Atmospheric
· Blurred harmony (through use of pedal)
· Non-functional harmony
· Use of tritone
· Use of whole tone/pentatonic scale
· Rhythmic freedom…read more

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Impressionism Debussy
· La Mer
Ravel
· Clair de Lune
· Jeux D'eau
· Prelude a l'apres midi d'un
· Daphnis et Chloe faune
· Pavane pour une infante · Pelleas et Melisande
defunte
Satie:
· Gymnopedie No 1
· Gnossienne No 1…read more

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Expressionism (1910-1940)
Pushing the boundaries.
· Atonal
· Could use serialism (12 note row)
· Dissonant harmonies
· Disjunct melodies
· Extreme contrasts of pitch and dynamics…read more

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Schoenberg
Expressionism · Piano Concerto
· Pierrot lunaire
· String Quartet No 1
Berg
· Violin Concerto
· Wozzeck
Webern
· Symphonie 21…read more

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Neo-Classicism
A return to traditional ideas
· Simple melody along Classical lines
· Diatonic harmony with deliberate 'wrong' notes
· Regular phrasing
· Decorative trills and ornaments
· Occasional unexpected leaps/discordant notes
· Small 'classical' orchestra
· Quirky sounds from some instruments e.g. bassoon…read more

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Beth Haworth

This is really useful, maybe could improve by adding analysis of the examples in each section.

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