large fields of wheat under troubled skies and Wheat Field with Crows 1890
1890-1940. The Impressionist music style was found during the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century in France. The Impressionist style was in part a reaction to the romanticism style. It wants to make an impression, not clearly describe the tone of the music or painting. I believe that it was also in part a reaction to photography that recorded reality, and now painting could capture the impression of an event or environment. The music of the time uses whole tone scales as opposed to major and minor scales as the romantic style used in the past. It involves a lot of dissonance- chords werent used to relieve tension as they had in the past. It includes short melodies that have different moods throughout each piece. Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Others include Paul Dukas, Charles Griffes, Alesander Scriabin, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Debussy. 1862-1918. French composer. Music was not centered around one tone or pitch, he used symbolism. Used many parallel chords and unprepared modulations. Music was usually about events that occurred in his life. Clair de Lune was one of his most famous works. Maurice Ravel. 1875-1937. Known for his melodies, orchestral, and instrumental textures and effects. His music is found a lot in concert repertoire, also widely known for his orchestra pieces. His piece, mirrors was a five piano piece of harmonic revolution
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