Only need about 100 words for each of the following questions.
1. Debussy, Nocturnes, from Nuages. How does Debussy’s treatment of harmonydiffer from linear progressions of tension and resolution characteristic ofmost nineteenth-century music? Include at least two specific references to thescore (with measure numbers!) to illustrate your point.
2. Stravinsky,excerpts from The Rite of Spring: “Danceof the Adolescent Girls” and “Sacrificial Dance”. WithRite of Spring Stravinsky created a work that is sui generis, agenre unto itself. What musical features make this piece unlike any other work we have heard so far in this course? Whatfeatures does this piece share with Debussy’s Nuages (NAWM 156)? What features make this a good example of fauvisme (orprimitivism)? Lastly, why do you thinkthe first performance caused a riot?
3. Schoenberg’sNacht, Berg’s Wozzeck, and Webern’sSymphony, Op. 21. Of the three musical revolutions we are lookingat (Impressionism, Primitivism, and Expressionism), only Expressionism is trulyatonal. How do you respondto atonality, to the lack of a tonal center? Is there anything you can find toenjoy in this music, or does it turn you off completely? Why would these composerschoose to write music like this?