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Claude Debussy

Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun

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Musical analysis can be defined as an attempt to answer the question how does this music work?. The method employed to answer this question, and indeed exactly what is meant by the question, differs from analyst to analyst, and according to the purpose of the analysis. According to Ian Bent (Bent, 1987), analysis is “an approach and method that can be traced back to the 1750s ... though it existed as a scholarly tool, albeit an auxiliary one, from the Middle Ages onwards.“ The principle of analysis has been variously criticized, especially by composers, such as Edgard Varèse’s claim that, “to explain by means of analysis is to decompose, to mutilate the spirit of a work” (quoted in Bernard 1981, 1). Read on...

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