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Old 09-03-2015, 08:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Claude Debussy

It seems Claude Debussy doesn't have a thread yet. I'll let Wikipedia do the basic introductions :

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Claude-Achille Debussy (French: [klod aʃil dəbysi]; 22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in his native France in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.

Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of atonality. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.
Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy
As is generally the case with classical composers, for fans it becomes a matter of finding the best interpretations and recordings of his work (and in the case of Debussy, there are actually recordings of Debussy himself playing).

Anyways, what are your favorite Debussy compositions? Do you have any favorite recordings?


I was searching for good recordings of Arabesque No. 1 and Claire De Lune and was very pleased when I found a Toronto based pianist who play both wonderfully (imo). Check out Mr. Ricker Choi


Clair De Lune




Arabesque No. 1

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