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Prélude a l'aprèsmidi d'un faune
Debussy

Debussy Impressionist composer Wasn't well received at the time
Series of colours and impressions ­ slightly more obscure
Blurred around the edges
End of the Romantic era

Context
Child prodigy
Age 10 ­ awarded place at Paris Conservatoire
Became more explorative ­ created a…

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In the poem there are 110 lines, in the music there are 110 bars
4851 ­ ascending music which corresponds with the poem with shapes rising
Aspects of variation within this piece ­ the principal piece keeps returning

Tonality
There is a sense of key however it is undermined by…

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Syncopation

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