French Orchestral Music
After Berlioz, French orchestral music brought forth many significant symphonic works. Gabriel Fauré’s „Pavane“ is a prime example; the restrained orchestration bringing the melodic line to the fore. In his „Pavane pour une infante défunte“ Fauré’s pupil Ravel explored harmonic richness in an artful instrumentation which accompanies a captivating melody. This refined art of orchestration was developed further by Debussy in his compositions such as „La Mer“. Here he did not follow traditional musical forms and harmonic principles but created an entirely new musical language.
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