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1

Musical features in "The Rock-strewn Hills Join in the People's Outdoor Meeting" by Ives:

- Several false starts.
- Forceful irregular rhythms.
- Chorus from hymns incorporated.
- Whole tone scale (like Debussy).

2

Ives

First important nationalist composer. Radical idea about music, experimenter with musical materials. Highly dissonant music, use of quarter tones.

3

Who used quarter tones?

Ives.

4

As Debussy occupied a middle ground between Romanticism and modernism, Ravel occupied a place between...

Impressionism and neo-classicism.

5

How did Ravel differ from Debussy?

More clarity, precision, and instant communication.

6

Musical exoticism found a modernist voice in ___.

Ravel.

7

Ravel's Piano Concerto in G was Ravel's tribute to ___.

Jazz.

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Ravel's Piano Concerto in G

- Non-jazzy first theme.
- Loosely based on sonata form.
- Second "blues" theme.
- Series of parallel chords at end (borrowed from Debussy). However, more crisp and clear, fortissimo.

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