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Episodic form : part II

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Description Continues the discussion of episodic form from the preceding program, "Episodic Form: Part 1". Illustrates the use of episodic form in the funeral march and other independent pieces unrelated to minuets marches, and such clear-cut types. Presents examples from Chopin and Debussy to point out (1) the greater continuity achieved by connecting up the three main segments of episodic form (by links, cadence-avoidance, etc.) ; and (2) the new effects possibly by rewriting the third segment and sometimes modifying it.