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  • Debussy and Ravel's string quartet : an analysis
  • February 2011
  • Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel are known as two most prominent composers in
    the Impressionism era. They lived in the same period, shared similar backgrounds and
    influences, resulting similar ideas, colors, and nuances that lead to same
    categorization as Impressionist composers. Nevertheless, their musical language is
    relatively different.
    Both Debussy and Ravel composed one String Quartet, almost one after another.
    Furthermore, Ravel took the form of Debussy’s String Quartet and used it as a model
    for his own String Quartet. Thus, this piece magnified their very own specialties as
    opposed to how close and similar these composition are. A brief analysis of the String
    Quartet leads to deeper understanding about their personal compositional method, the
    harmonic progression, the form of the piece, and how they create different colors and
    nuances from the instruments.

  • May 11, 2011
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/8474

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