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NEO- CLASSICISM

PREPARED BY GROUP 2
NEO CLASSICISM
• It was a moderating factor between the emotional excesses of
the romantic period and the violent impulse of the soul in
expressionism.
• Example of neo-classicism are bela Bartok’s format song of
bagpipe and piano sonata.

• This style of music was also used by famous composers such as


Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Paul Hindemith, and Sergie
Prokofieff.
SERGEI PROKOFIEFF
(1891-1953)
• is regarded
today as a
combination of
a neo-classicist,
nationalist, and
avant-garde
composer.
• Born in
Ukraine in 1891.
• Prokofieff set out for the St. Petersburg Conservatory
equipped with his great talent as a composer and pianist.
• His early compositions were not approved by his elders.
• He fled to other places, hoping for a better acceptance of his
creativity.
• His contacts with Diaghilev and Stravinsky gave him
the chance to write for the ballet and opera.
• Musical works:
 Romeo and Juliet
 War and Peace
 Peter and the wolf
 Symphonie no.1 (classical symphony)
 Piano Concerto no.3
• Peter and the wolf- a lighthearted orchestral work
intended for children, to appease the continuing
government crackdown on avant- garde composers at the
time.
• Symphony no.1 (also called classical symphony)
His most accessible orchestral work linked to the combined
styles of classicists Haydn and Mozart and neo-classicist
Stravinsky.
Prokofieff’s musical compositions:
 Concerti
 Chamber music
 Film scores
 Operas
 Ballets
Official pieces for state occasions

• He died in Moscow, Russia on March 15, 1953.


•Prokofieff's music
FRANCIS POULENC
•BORN INTO WEALTH AND A
PRIVILEGED SOCIAL POSITION.
•A MEMBER OF THE GROUP OF
YOUNG FRENCH COMPOSERS
KNOWN AS “LES SIX”
•POULENC’S MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
TOTAL AROUND 185.
•HE DIED IN PARIS ON
JANUARY 30, 1963.
COMPOSITIONS
• Coolly elegant modernity
• Classical sense of proportion

Successful composer for:


a.Piano
b.Voice
c.Choral music
HIS WORKS:
• Concert Champetre
• Concerto for Two Pianos
• Concerto for Solo Piano
• Les Mamelles de Tiresias (1994)
• Dialouge des Carmelites (1956)
• La Voix Humane (1958)
GEORGES AURIC
(1899-1983)
• Wrote music for movies and rhythmic
music with lots of energy.
• Best known for his film scores and ballet
LOUIS DUREY
(1888-1979)
• Born in Paris and a son of local
businessman.
• Used traditional ways of
composing and wrote in his
own, personal way, not wanting
to follow form.
ARTHUR HONEGGER
(1882-1955)
• Composer associated with the
modern movement in French
music.
• Describes a train journey on
the Canadian Pacific Railway.
DARIUS MILHAUD
(1892-1974)
• Talented composer who wrote in
several different styles.
• Compositions are influenced by
jazz.
GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE
(1892-1983)
• The only female composers in
the group.
• Like to use dance rhythm.
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