Debussy, His Life And Mind

Debussy, His Life And Mind

Edward Lockspeiser / Jul 16, 2019

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  • Title: Debussy, His Life And Mind
  • Author: Edward Lockspeiser
  • ISBN: 9780521220545
  • Page: 205
  • Format: None
  • 1972 MCGRAW HILL SOFTCOVER

    Claude Debussy Early life Debussy was born on August in Saint Germain en Laye, Seine et Oise, on the north west fringes of Paris He was the eldest of the five children of Manuel Achille Debussy and his wife, Victorine, ne Manoury Debussy senior ran a china shop and his wife was a seamstress. Claude Debussy Biography, Music, Facts Britannica Claude Debussy Claude Debussy, French composer whose works were a seminal force in the music of the th century He developed a highly original system of harmony and musical structure that expressed in many respects the ideals to which the Impressionist and Symbolist painters and writers of his Claude Debussy s Life and His Luxurious Music Claude Debussy s Life and His Luxurious Music Claude Debussy was an innovator, whose dreamlike music broke all the rules Here s a biography of this fascinating man Debussy was one of the first impressionist composers.His lavish, dream like music was inspired by nature, other arts, and the orient. Claude Debussy Birthplace, Compositions Facts Biography Claude Debussy was a child prodigy who became one of the most important and influential French composers of all time Read about his life and career at Biography. Classical Net Basic Repertoire List Debussy One of the five great pillars of musical Modernism, Achille Claude Debussy August , March , was born in an outlying northwest Parisian commune. La mer Debussy La mer was the second of Debussy s three orchestral works in three sections The first, the Nocturnes, was premiered in Paris in , and though it had not made any great impact with the public it was well reviewed by musicians including Paul Dukas, Alfred Bruneau and Pierre de Brville Debussy conceived the idea of a complex tripartite orchestral piece, and began work in August . Debussy may have first heard the instruments of the Debussy s Exposure to the Gamelan The Paris Universal Exposition was an eye opening experience for Claude Debussy, a young composer just beginning to make himself known and get his first compositions published. Claude Debussy Claude Debussy, Soundtrack Rise of the Planet of the Apes Claude Debussy was born in St Germain en Laye, near Paris, France His father was a salesman and kept a china shop His mother was a seamstress Some traumatizing events in his childhood caused him a depression and he never spoke about his early years Later he could not compose without having his favorite porcelain frog. The Complete Works List of Claude Debussy Chansons de Bilitis narr, fl, hrp, celestaEntrusted by Pierre Lous.Incidental music For the part of Celesta, there is no score since it was performed by the improvisation of the composer Pierre Boulez supplementally add the score and the edition was performed in . Boydell Brewer Publishers Boydell Brewer publishers medieval studies, early modern, modern, military and maritime history, music, African studies, German Studies and

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    937 Comments

    1. I don't know what I expected on reading a bio of a Frenchman but my French is not good enough to make out all the quotes so I'm sure I missed a lot. His biography is told mostly through correspondence and gives an intriguing look at the world in the last half of the 19th century and its many artists. The second and larger "half" is a detailed commentary on his extensive works.


    2. Meh. If you can read music, you will probably get more out of this book than I did.The basic facts of Debussy's biography are all here, and told in a fairly straightforward manner. As an intro to the life, this book gets the job done.But that's about the limit of its usefulness. If you want a more profound look into Debussy's music, you might want to look elsewhere.


    3. Read only the first volume of this two-volume work, and was soemwhat disappointed. This was more on the "mind" of the composer than his life, and I found it rather difficult to follow (particularly when he lapses so often into French!)


    4. Heavy on day-to-day details, a little too heavy, perhaps. Helps to know French! Overall a good look at his life and times, less a critical review of his work.


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