Neo-classical

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Definition

New classicism. From about 1929 onwards this style in music came about when composers reacted against Romanticism and wanted to return to the structures and styles of earlier periods but combined with dissonant, tonal and even atonal harmonies.

The composers started to write for smaller orchestras. Stravinsky and Prokofiev were two of the composers of this style.

Examples


'Gavotte' from Prokofiev's Symphony No.1

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