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Since we don't know why the hand-crossing was suggested, here is some discussion of how the piece could be played with it, and why. For reference, the score can be found on IMSLP. For Facilitation I find no passage facilitated by hand-crossing, so unlikely this was the reason. The piece is laid out very well, and notated clearly, to be played without hand-...


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All music,and the 'classical' style in particular, is based on elements of repetition and of variation. It's not really true than changing one note will bring the whole edifice tumbling down! But I sort of see what you're getting at. If writing a fugue, for instance, where each voice states the theme in turn, it would be odd to capriciously vary one of the ...


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The music has the hallmarks of classical style, but it is written in modern times. That is the literal meaning, but most of the stuff has some kind of expanded harmonic palette - seventh and ninth chord, maybe quartal harmony - or greater tolerance of dissonance. So, moderate phrase length and even proportions, fairly simple lines and homophonic texture, and ...


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Like other answers say the term neo - classicism is referring primarily to the classical form and is an oppositional movement to romanticism. I’d like to add this translated quotation of an ETH-periodic journal: The fact that the term "classicism" is bound up requires a definition and clarification, precisely because this term is often discussed ...


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Aesthetic trends do (in the end) turn out to be a movement, no? The quotation you cited mentioned that it was not an organized movement. Some artistic "movements" are focused, with a clear leader or a certain group of individuals that set out on a specific path, or at least a group that perhaps share a common geographical location or education or ...


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Stravinskian neo-classicism did briefly become a movement, especially in France in the 1920s and 30s. On the other hand, Stravinsky’s and Prokofiev’s early neoclassical works ca 1916-1920 were not part of any particular movement or aesthetic leaning. Basically you are right, this type of neoclassicism refers to works around 1920-1950 which self consciously ...


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