cyclicism


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cyclicism

(ˈsɪklɪˌsɪzəm) or

cyclicity

n
the property of being cyclic

cyclicism

the belief that history repeats itself, as suggested in the writings of Arnold Toynbee. Also cyclicity. — cyclic, adj.
See also: History
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The book's first chapter explores the ways that Ravel's finales wrangle with what Puri calls the "fundamental ambivalence" of thematic cyclicism, "its potential both to foster and to undermine sense of forma1 coherence" (p.
He often contrasts evolutionary thought with cyclical patterns of thought, or cyclicism for short.
Wheeldon is doubtless correct in suggesting that Debussy's cyclicism in the late sonatas in part results from an effort to identify the cyclic sonata as a French adaptation of the Austro-German sonata genre, as demonstrated not only by Franck but by Saint-Saens, d'Indy, Magnard, and Debussy himself (Debussy's quartet had been preceded by his Fantaisie for piano and orchestra of 1890 in its use of cyclic form).