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What Is Impressionism in Music? - Definition, Characteristics & Timeline

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Which of the following is NOT stressed in musical impressionism?

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1. Which of the following are the dates of impressionism in music?

2. Which of the following is the quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument from another?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Impressionism, as an artistic movement, is usually remembered in terms of its manifestation in the visual arts. However, Impressionism also influenced important trends in music. The quiz questions in this assessment will test you on some key points related to Impressionist music, such as the timeline of Impressionist music and its defining characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Musical qualities stressed in Impressionist music
  • The general time period in which Impressionist music flourished
  • The quality of specific sounds
  • How Impressionist music creates fluidity
  • Characteristics of Impressionist music

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can recall the defining characteristics of Impressionist music, as found in the attached lesson
  • Reading comprehension - go through the lesson and then test your understanding of how Impressionist music uses specific musical qualities to create a unique type of sound
  • Knowledge application - based on your knowledge of Impressionist music, identify some of the key components of this type of music, as well as the time period in which it was most popular

Additional Learning

To learn more about Impressionist music, review the corresponding lesson called What is Impressionism in Music? - Definition, Characteristics & Timeline. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of Impressionism
  • Impressionism in music
  • Key characteristics of Impressionist music
  • Famous Impressionist composers
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