Debussy (Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers)
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Debussy (Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers)

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Published by Omnibus Press .
Written in English


  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830),
  • History & Criticism - By Composer,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11243097M
ISBN 100711916268
ISBN 109780711916265

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Early life. Debussy was born on 22 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, née Manoury. Debussy senior ran a china shop and his wife was a seamstress. Debussy: A Painter in Sound concentrates on what truly matters.” —The Spectator “[A] brilliant gem of a book. [Walsh] has made me want to relisten to and re-reflect on every piece Debussy ever wrote.” —Harvey Sachs, author of Toscanini: Musician of Conscience “Fascinating Walsh is a superb guide to [Debussy’s] music. Claude Debussy has books on Goodreads with ratings. Claude Debussy’s most popular book is Clair de Lune (Piano). Claude Debussy, in full Achille-Claude Debussy, (born Aug , Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France—died Ma , Paris), French composer whose works were a seminal force in the music of the 20th 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 .

La mer stands at the centre of Debussy's achievement: described by the composer as 'a seascape without figures', it is arguably the greatest and most original French symphony. In this study La mer is considered in the context of Debussy's personal and musical development, and in the French musical renaissance in general, looking back to César Franck and forward to the . Shop and Buy Debussy -- Preludes, Book 1 sheet music. Piano sheet music book by Claude Debussy (): Alfred Music at Sheet Music Plus: The World Largest Selection of Sheet Music. (AP). Claude Debussy's Préludes are two sets of pieces for solo piano, written in and , and published as Book I and II respectively. Unlike other collections of preludes by great composers, Debussy's do not follow a strict pattern of key signature: there is no proof that Debussy necessarily intended the preludes to be performed as a. Debussy’s Images Book 1 (usually pronounced the French way: im-AHJ) is a gorgeous French Impressionist work for solo piano. It is the first set in a series of six solo piano pieces composed between and

By Claude Debussy / ed. Maurice Hinson. Piano Book. This significant compilation of 12 Preludes represents Debussy's mature writing style and is filled with a great diversity of compositional styles. The music expresses a vast repertoire of emotions, colors and moods. Helpful English translations of French terms as well as Debussy's performanceCategory: Piano Collection. The Velvet Revolution of Claude Debussy. How a reclusive Frenchman created some of the most radical, beautiful music of the modern era. in a book-length study of .   The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and give a descriptive analysis of twelve of the twenty-four preludes written by Claude Debussy. This paper also includes a brief history of preludes as well as possible influences upon Debussy and his : Mary Nan Hudgins.   DEBUSSY A Painter in Sound By Stephen Walsh Illustrated. pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $ In , the year-old Claude Debussy felt forced to write the archetypal starving-artist letter to a.