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The Pendulum Swings: Impressionism-Postmodernism

  • First United Methodist Church 930 North Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70802 United States (map)

In the history of western music, it is hard to find greater rebel than Claude Debussy. Considered groundbreaking by academics and highly controversial by traditionalists, Debussy gave voice to the Impressionist Movement, laced with personal sentiment and emotions. Ironically, within 20 years, his music gave rise to another group of rebels spawning an even more powerful movement and return to logic, structure and reason – the genesis of Postmodernism and the Polystylism of Alfred Schnittke.

ALFRED SCHNITTKE   |   String Quartet No. 3
MAURICE RAVEL   |   String Quartet in F Major
CLAUDE DEBUSSY   |   String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

Earlier Event: April 22
Louisiana Youth Orchestra III
Later Event: September 13
American Greats