Literal and Symbolic Cyclic Form in Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp.
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In his Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp, Claude Debussy presents the listener with a fascinating handling of cyclic form. This skillful manipulation is seen not only in the literal return of the opening musical material, but also extends symbolically into Debussy's own irretrievable past.
Cyclic form (Music)
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Sonatas, flute, viola, harp
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918--Criticism and interpretation