Happy B-Day Claude Debussy!

Claude Debussy would be 150 today. You can listen to a range of his music here (on the fabulous Russian music site which you can translate with a right-click) or for furrin-fobicniks check here, or travel via the usual youTube where a good way in is to start with the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun here. Informative page from the Oxford Companion to Music here. Or go to the rather well-done French Wiki-site which also has a lot of links to his music.

Claude Debussy au piano l’été 1893 dans la maison de Luzancy (chez son ami Ernest Chausson). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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  1. Poo says:

    I fell in love with ‘La fille au cheveux de lin’ as a teenager. I also was drawn to his personality as revealed in this story. While practicing one day his piano teacher yelled, “Modulate. Modulate.” To which Debussy replied, “Why? I’m happy where I am. Pleasure is the law.” Can’t argue with that.

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