An 11 page argumentative essay supporting the idea that Debussy is properly called an impressionist, rather than a symbolist. The paper discusses the Preludes in relationship to this argument, including the points of how Debussy utilized form to create new tonalities that influenced the composers of this century. The paper also argues the influences behind the tag 'impressonionism' as it applies to Debussy, including his love of impressionistic art and literature, and other international musical genres. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
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