Debussy

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Quiz: the Life, Inspirations and Music of Debussy
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To Rise and Fall: Debussy’s Sunken Cathedral
In French legends, there are many connected with the sea. One of the most interesting, however, is Debussy’s take on the long-ago city of Ys, which was engulfed by the sea and rises occasionally, to be seen on clear days.
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Happiness in Love: Debussy’s L’isle Joyeuse
The Fêtes galante style was a term specifically created by the French Academy in the early 18th century to describe Watteau’s paintings of country or parkland parties. It was his way of giving his patrons what they wanted, namely, pictures
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Fairies and Butterflies in the Salon: Debussy’s Two Arabesques
Private gatherings at home, known as salons, started in the 17th century in France, where literary gatherings or intellectual groups would get together to exchange ideas. Often headed by a brilliant man or woman who could bring like-minded people together,
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On My Music Desk……
Claude Debussy – La cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral)
Atmospheric, mysterious and dramatic, this quintessential example of “musical impressionism” is captivating to play and to hear. In less than 6 minutes of music, Debussy tells a remarkable story and creates a vivid aural, and visual, portrayal of the mythical
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Why Bach Wrote the Rules and Debussy Broke Them All
Bach is often considered as the father of Western classical (and popular) music. His influence is great and still resonates today. Through a vast creative output Bach consolidated the rules of rhythm, melody and harmony, as well as improvisation and
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Gloomy Melancholy and Mocking Laughter: Debussy and Poe
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is famous for his one opera, Pelléas et Mélisande, an opera of seduction and loss. But this was not his only assay into opera. He started work after work, leaving them incomplete: Hélène (1881), Diane au bois
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Debussy – Ravel / String Quartets
String Quartet Op. 10 in G minor II. Assez vif et bien rythmé From Debussy – Ravel / String Quartets (2018) Released by Harmonia Mundi Debussy: String Quartet Op. 10 in G minor – II. Assez vif et bien rythméA
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