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Hindustani classical music - Wikipedia
During the nineteenth century, composers from non-Germanic countries began looking for ways in which they might express the musical soul of their homelands. Many of these turned to indigenous history and legends as plots for their operas, and to the popular folk melodies and dance rhythms of their homelands as inspiration for their symphonies and instrumental music. Others developed a highly personal harmonic language and melodic style which distinguishes their music from that of the Austro-Germanic traditions.
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By the turn of the century and for the next few decades, artists of all nationalities were searching for exciting and different modes of expression. Composers such as explored unusual and unorthodox harmonies and tonal schemes. French composer was fascinated by Eastern music and the whole-tone scale, and created a style of music named after the movement in French painting called Impressionism. Hungarian composer continued in the traditions of the still strong Nationalist movement and fused the music of Hungarian peasants with twentieth century forms. Avant-garde composers such as explored the manipulation of rhythms rather than the usual melodic/harmonic schemes. The tried-and-true genre of the symphony, albeit somewhat modified by this time, attracted such masters as and , while gave full rein to his manipulation of kaleidoscopic rhythms and instrumental colors throughout his extremely long and varied career.
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The main genre is piano music, with the piano sonata as the dominating sub-genre, but included is also solo music for other instruments, plus the piano duet and duo.
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Note though that this term is also used as a synonym for section or movement, for the former in one-movement instrumental music and for the latter in operatic and vocal music.