Exoticism
(ex-XAH-tih-sih-zim)


[Eng.]


A genre of music in which the rhythms, melodies, or instrumentation are designed to evoke the atmosphere of far-off lands or ancient times.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Exoticism, Impressionist:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (closing section of the ballet)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 37
Debussy: Syrinx for Flute Solo
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 52
Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra (orchestral entrance)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 59

Exoticism, Romantic:
Saint-Säens: Samson and Delilah, "Bacchanale" (conclusion)

W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 11
Borodin: Prince Igor, "Polovetsian Dances", section D
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 14
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (Italian), IV
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 40
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34, "Fandango asturiano" (middle section)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 23

Exoticism, 20th century:
Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphony, "Joie du sang des étoiles"

W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 66

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