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The life of Debussy

by Roger Nichols

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918,
    • Composers -- France -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-176) and index.

      StatementRoger Nichols.
      SeriesMusical lives
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsML410.D28 N55 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 184 p. :
      Number of Pages184
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL679177M
      ISBN 100521570263, 0521578876
      LC Control Number97025666

      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 Ce;sar Franck and forward to the orchestral Images and Jeux. Claude Debussy - Claude Debussy - Evolution of his work: Debussy’s music marks the first of a series of attacks on the traditional language of the 19th century. He did not believe in the stereotyped harmonic procedures of the 19th century, and indeed it becomes clear from a study of midth-century music that the earlier harmonic methods were being followed in an arbitrary, academic manner.

        DEBUSSY A Painter in Sound By Stephen Walsh Illustrated. pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $ In , the year-old Claude Debussy felt forced . By Claude Debussy / ed. Maurice Hinson. Piano Book. Influenced by the visual arts, Debussy titled Estampes as such to indicate his wish to merge the visual with the aural. In addition to including biographical information regarding the life, times and music of Debussy, Maurice Hinson offers vibrant practice, suggestions and technical ry: Piano Solo.

      This is a complete list of compositions by Claude Debussy initially categorized by genre, and sorted within each genre by "CD" [citation needed] number according to the revised catalogue by musicologist François Lesure, which is generally in chronological order of composition date. "L" numbers are also given from Lesure's original catalogue. Claude Achille Debussy Bewitching in music, Bastard in Love Born: Saint-Germain-en-Laye (near Paris), 22 August Died aged Paris, 25 March There is a woman at each crossroad of Debussy’s life. Certainly women of all ages seemed fascinated by .


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Financially, he struggled all of his life. Coming from rather humble beginnings, C. Debussy had a particular vision of music early in his career. He was blunt and identified The life of Debussy book the impressionistic painters as well as the symbolist poets. These artists were to become popular much later.

Debussy died young at the age of 55 of by: 'That great blue Sphinx', Debussy called the sea. Debussy himself was something of a Sphinx: in the early s he was thinking of 'founding a society for musical esotericism', and although, on the surface, most of his music is instantly engaging and accessible, at a deeper level run currents that are dangerous, unpredictable, destructive.

In this new biography, Roger Nichols considers the. Financially, he struggled all of his life. Coming from rather humble beginnings, C. Debussy had a particular vision of music early in his career. He was blunt and identified with the impressionistic painters as well as the symbolist poets.

These artists were to become popular much later. Debussy died young at the age of 55 of cancer/5(4). The Life of Debussy book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The early music of Claude Debussy was influenced by the work of /5. The Life of Debussy by Roger Nichols,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(25). Claude Debussy, in full Achille-Claude Debussy, (born AugSaint-Germain-en-Laye, France—died MaParis), 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 painters and writers. Buy The Life of Debussy (Musical Lives) by Roger Nichols (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Early Life. Achille-Claude Debussy was born on Augin Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, the oldest of five children. While his family had little money, Debussy showed an early affinity Occupation: Composer.

The Best of Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August -- 25 March ) Pianist: Pascal Rogé Along with Maurice Ravel, Debussy was one of the most prominent fig. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of over 3, results for "Claude Debussy" Claude Debussy: Piano Music ().

Beautiful book. It portrays life of Claude Debussy. You become strongly attached to the character, his life, struggles, and devotion to music and creativity. The story is beautifully written, you are transported in time to magical Paris from the late XIX century.

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New copy. Fast shipping. Will be shipped from US.4/5(4). Get this from a library. The life of Debussy. [Roger Nichols] -- "'That great blue Sphinx', Debussy called the sea. Debussy himself was something of a Sphinx: in the early s he was thinking of 'founding a society for musical esotericism', and although, on the.

Buy The Life of Debussy (Musical Lives) First Edition by Nichols (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Debussy's Mid Adult Years: During the 's, all of Debussy's acquired knowledge and experiences culminated into the most musically productive period of Debussy's life.

Although Debussy very much liked Wagner, Debussy's style of composition had taken its - for lack of a better term - impressionistic course. (Debussy returned to Paris in ) Not many years later Debussy strongly criticized Wagner, but this had more to do with Wagner's drama than his music.

Although Debussy scorned the characters in Wagner's Parsifal, he openly praised the music. Throughout his life Debussy was fascinated by the richness of Wagner's style, although he generally.

Life and Music Claude Debussy was born on the 22nd August in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. InTchaikovsky commented on one of Debussy's early pieces: "It is a very pretty piece, but it is much too short. Not a single idea is expressed fully, the form is terribly shriveled, and it lacks unity.".

The Hardcover of the The Life of Debussy by Roger Nichols at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages:   This book, CLAUDE DEBUSSY, is an excellent overview of Debussy's life.

Because of the information and reading suggestions in the appendix, I am currently reading another one of the composer's life. This one, as mentioned by Paul Roberts, is excellent, also. Mr/5(9). My brand new premium course: Limited-time sale — 30% off only until June 6th. Today’s episode is a brief history of Claude D.

This book is a very good chronological guide to Debussy, his life and work. You get a good understanding of some of his important works (at least those considered important when created like the Pelléas et Mélisande opera) and also some great insight on Debussy the person (including interesting little facts like his distaste for Beethoven or that he probably didn't even like Clair de lune)/5.Roger Nichols The Life of Debussy (Musical Lives) Cambridge University Press, ; ISBN ; pages The early music of Claude Debussy was influenced by the work of Wagner, for whom he had great admiration.

However, soon Debussy's music became more experimental and individualistic, as is clear in his first mature work Prelude to.Claude Debussy's Préludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each. Unlike some notable collections of preludes from prior times, such as Chopin's Op.

28, or the preludes from Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Debussy's do not follow a strict pattern of key signatures. Each book was written in a matter of months, at an unusually fast pace for Debussy.