Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy

Book - 2008
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Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was a great harmonic innovator and one of the most original musical voices of the twentieth century. He created fresh, new tonal perspectives without abandoning tonality itself. With a revolutionary sense of instrumental colour and a fleeting, atmospheric sound world, he is often described, rightly or wrongly, as an 'Impressionist' composer. This book presents a clear narrative history of Debussy's life, work and cultural context along with essential reference material and striking illustrations, making it a vital purchase for anyone interested in the composer.
Publisher: London, Eng. ; New York : Phaidon Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780714835129
Branch Call Number: 780.92 DEBUS ROB
Characteristics: 240 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm.


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Jan 13, 2016

Not as thorough as Jensen's biography, and there is little of the analysis of the music (surprising, considering that the author is a musician) or critical interpretation of the music, but it reads fluently and progresses in chronological order.

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