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Achille-Claude Debussy (pronounced [a?il klod d?bysi]) (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel he is considered the most prominent figure working within the style commonly referred to as Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. Debussy was not only among the most important of all French composers but also a central figure in all European music at the turn of the twentieth century.
Debussy's music virtually defines the transition from late-Romantic music to twentieth century modernist music. In French literary circles, the style of this period was known as Symbolism, a movement that directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (commonly known by the original French Pr?lude ? l'apr?s-midi d'un faune) is a musical composition for orchestra , normally lasting about 10 minutes, which was first performed in Paris, on December 22, 1894, conducted by Gustave Doret. It was inspired by the poem L'Apr?s-midi d'un faune by St?phane Mallarm?, and later formed the basis for a ballet choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky. The composition is one of Debussy's most famous works and is considered a turning point in the history of music; composer-conductor Pierre Boulez even dates the awakening of modern music from this score, observing that "the flute of the faun brought new breath to the art of music." It is a work that barely grasps onto tonality and harmonic function.
About his composition Debussy wrote:
“ The music of this prelude is a very free illustration of Mallarm?'s beautiful poem. By no means does it claim to be a synthesis of it. Rather there is a succession of scenes through which pass the desires and dreams of the faun in the heat of the afternoon. Then, tired of pursuing the timorous flight of nymphs and naiads, he succumbs to intoxicating sleep, in which he can finally realize his dreams of possession in universal Nature."
La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (French for The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra), or simply La Mer (i.e. The Sea), is an orchestral composition (L 109). It was started in 1903 in France and completed in 1905 on the English Channel coast in Eastbourne. The premiere was given by the Lamoureux Orchestra under the direction of Camille Chevillard on 15 October 1905 in Paris. The piece was initially not well received - partly because of inadequate rehearsal and partly because of Parisian outrage over Debussy's having recently left his first wife for the singer Emma Bardac. But it soon became one of Debussy's most admired and frequently performed orchestral works, and has become more so in the ensuing century. The first recording was made by Piero Coppola in 1928.
Today, La Mer is widely regarded as one of the greatest orchestral works of the twentieth century. It is a masterpiece of suggestion and subtlety in its rich depiction of the ocean, which combines unusual orchestration with daring impressionistic harmonies. Several authors have claimed that La Mer sounds like nothing before it. The work has proven very influential.
The Suite bergamasque (IPA: /'b??gamask/) is one of the most famous Debussy's piano suites, and is widely regarded as the most fascinating. It was likely named after Paul Verlaine's poem "Clair de lune", which references a bergamask. It was published in 1903 and consists of four parts, or movements.
3. Clair de lune
The Pr?lude is played in the key of F, tempo rubato. It is full of dynamic contrasts with a very spectacular beginning and ending. The second movement is entitled Menuet, according to the typical Baroque suite form. It is quite mysterious, yet playful during its pianissimo parts and shows interesting harmonies. It is followed by the well-known Clair de lune (Moonlight), a very soft and tender masterpiece of Debussy, played mostly pianissimo. Finally, the Passepied is played in F-sharp minor, allegretto ma non troppo; it is again playful and ends with a very quiet part after going through a section in C minor.
The third movement of Suite bergamasque is its most famous; titled "Clair de lune," it is heard widely in movies, television shows, advertisements, and the like. The piece is mostly played pianissimo, and the variations between intensity and distance make this masterpiece one of the most beautiful from the Impressionist epoch. It is played in D-flat major, with the exception of its climax which modulates to E major.
Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the rain) is the final piece in Claude Debussy's Estampes.
Jardins sous la pluie describes a garden in Debussy's native France during an increasingly violent rainstorm. It makes use of the French folk melodies Nous n'irons plus aux bois (We'll Not Return to the Woods) and Dodo, l'enfant do (Sleep, Child, Sleep). Chromatic, whole tone, major and minor scales are used in this movement.
Children's Corner is a suite for solo piano completed in 1908 (L 113).
It is dedicated to Debussy's daughter Claude-Emma—known as "Chou-Chou"—who was three years old at the time. The pieces are not intended to be played by children—rather they are meant to be evocative of childhood.
Emma-Claude was born on October 30, 1905 in Paris, and is described as a lively and friendly child who was adored by her father. She died of diphtheria on July 14, 1919, scarcely a year after her father.
There are six pieces in the suite, each with an English-language title. This choice of language reflects Debussy's Anglophilia, and may also be a nod towards Chou-Chou's English governess. The pieces are:
1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
2. Jimbo's Lullaby (This may well be a mis-translation from the English: Jumbo's Lullaby)
3. Serenade for the Doll
4. The Snow is Dancing (Isao Tomita's first album, of which this was the title track, rendered it as "Snowflakes are Dancing")
5. The Little Shepherd
6. Golliwogg's Cakewalk (often misspelled "golliwog", but this is a later usage)
Although in his later years his piano compositions ranked among his best-known works, Claude Debussy was initially rather uncomfortable with the medium. Despite having been trained at the Paris Conservatoire as a professional pianist from age ten, it wasn't until he was nearly 30 that he produced his first substantial works for the instrument. Begun just a few years before the landmark Suite bergamasque, Debussy's Two Arabesques (1888-1891) are among the earliest of his pieces to have maintained a place in the recital repertory.
Many of the hallmarks of Debussy's mature pianistic style are evident in the Arabesques, particularly in the first. Debussy's love of parallel chords -- in this case, triads in first inversion -- is apparent in the arpeggiation which opens the first Arabesque, and even more so when the same figuration recurs at much greater length toward the end of the piece.