Musical Genres

Impressionist Music

The aim of Impressionist art was to suggest rather than to clearly draw objects. Impressionist music does much the same thing, focusing on creating a sense of the piece's topic by using blurred harmony and delicate shadings of sound rather than relying on standard forms and a strong, clear rhythmic beat. There is an air of mystery, magic and wonder that surrounds Impressionistic music.


Claude Debussy

Children's Corner Suite: Golliwog's Cakewalk

Composed in 1908 (Impressionist Period)


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Musical Genres

Impressionist Music

The aim of Impressionist art was to suggest rather than to clearly draw objects. Impressionist music does much the same thing, focusing on creating a sense of the piece's topic by using blurred harmony and delicate shadings of sound rather than relying on standard forms and a strong, clear rhythmic beat. There is an air of mystery, magic and wonder that surrounds Impressionistic music.


Claude Debussy

Children's Corner Suite: Golliwog's Cakewalk

Composed in 1908 (Impressionist Period)


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