Debussy

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When was Claude Debussy born?
1862
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When did Claude Debussy die?
1918
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Nationality?
French
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What century
End of nineteenth, early twentieth
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What type of composer is he usually described as?
Impressionist
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What did his music break away from?
German Romantic Tradition
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Who were some french impressionist painters at the time?
Monet and Pissarro
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What were these painter known for painting?
Nature (rivers, floods, snow or flowers)
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How does this link with Debussy?
He also wrote pieces based on nature such as wind in the plain, clouds, sea.
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What were painters and musicians also fascinated by at this time?
Art coming from the far East.
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What artist included Japanese prints in their works?
Van Gogh
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In what piece does Debussy also show particular interest?
'Pagodes'
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What were Northern European musicians constantly on a search for?
exotic and new - different worldly sound
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Why did they do this?
To break as far away as the German Romantic Tradition as possible
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What was Debussy proud of?
His french heritage
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How did he show this?
Put french performance markings in his pieces.
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How did this also break away from the tradition of German romantic music
He used a different language
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What is Estampes a set of?
Three piano pieces
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When did he compose Estampes?
1903
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What was a typical characteristic is German Rom Music?
Extreme length to their pieces
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What did Debussy (and other composers) do to counteract this?
Concentrated on making the pieces much smaller
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What were Debussy's melodies like?
Very short, pentatonic and modal
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Where is there an example of a very short melody?
Two-bar melody at the beginning of 'Pagodes'
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What were the pentatonic and modal melodies an influence of?
Eastern music and western folk influences
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What chords did Debussy try to avoid?
Tonic and dominant (also traditional modulation)
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