By djg056
  • Impressionism

    At approximately 1890, impressionism in music begins in France. Impressionism is characterized by exotic scales, unresolved dissonances, parallel chords, free rhythms, and a general sense of vagueness.
  • Maximalism

    In approximately 1890, maximalism in music begins in Germany. Maximalism is characterized by extreme chromaticism, extreme sizes of performance groups, motivic complexity, and thick textures.
  • Prélude a "L'apres-midi, d'un faune"

    Claude Debussy composes "Prelude to 'The Afternoon of a Faun'", an impressionist (symoblist in his opinion) tone poem based on the symbolist poen written by Stéphane Mallarmé.
  • Salome

    Richard Strauss composes "Salome", a maximalist opera.
  • Elektra

    Richard Strauss composes "Elektra", a maximalist opera.
  • Expressionism

    At approximately 1910, epressionism in music begins in Germany and Austria. Expressionism focused on freeing music from tonality and chord progression rules.
  • The Rite of Spring

    Igor Stravinsky composes "The Rite of Spring", and exressionist ballet piece. The piece alongside the ballet recieved polarizing reviews due to it's radical nature.
  • 12 Tone Method

    Arnold Shoenberg develops the 12 tone method, otherwise known as serialism.