Introduction to Impressionism, Expressionism, and Twelve-Tone

This section includes readings that will provide an overview of major trends in the Modern era. The readings will specifically focus on impressionism, expressionism, and twelve-tone technique. It also provides specific information on composers and pieces created in those styles.

This section includes the following pages:

  • Music of the 20th Century
  • Impressionism
  • Claude Debussy
  • Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • Maurice Ravel
  • Daphnis et Chloe
  • Expressionism
  • Arnold Schoenberg
  • Pierrot Lunaire
  • Sprechstimme
  • Twelve-Tone Technique
  • Suite for Piano