2013 Student Research Conference:
26th Annual Student Research Conference

Motivic generation in Debussy's Prelude l'apres-midi d'un faune
Filippo Ciabatti♦
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor

Debussy's orchestral work "Prelude l'apres midi d'un faune" is one of the most significant compositions linking the late Romantic and Contemporary periods of music. This presentation will provide a historical overview of the piece and will discuss its musical content, focusing on motivic material, overall harmonic structure (linked to the opening theme), and symmetrical tonal axis.

Keywords: Debussy, Prelude, Harmony, Composition, Music Theory, Orchestra, Score analysis, Conducting


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 202-5
Location: OP 2117
Time: 10:30

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