Post by Tex-Mex Alex A. Dex on Oct 25, 2008 2:18:47 GMT -5
Debussy is known as a turning point from Romantic composers to Modern composers. This means that he is often labled as an Impressionist composer. While the term is correct in that his music is more about atmosphere of the moment than specifics and intangibles, it is also incorrect to suggest his compositions incomplete, or only "an impression of a composition" <where the word impressionism got it's name was that impressionist paintings were described as only the impression of a painting by critics>. His most popular peices are Clair de lune and Mazurka
Johann Strauss I, or Johann Strauss Sr, or Johann Baptist Strauss, is often refered to the king of the waltz. And indeed, the vast majority of songs he composed were either, waltzs or polkas. The popularity of waltzes in Vienna lead him to make waltzes, and his clever skill with the Waltz lead Vienna to love the waltz even more. The "Viennese Waltz", the premire waltz, was cemented after his life. Ironically, the most well known of his songs now adays is the Radetzky March, though the waltz Lorelei Rheinklänge (and a few others) and the polka Seufzer are still well known.