19. Claude Debussy - Claude Debussy 1862 - 1918 Claude...

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Unformatted text preview: Claude Debussy 1862 - 1918 Claude Debussy 1862 - 1918 was a French composer who was the founder and the most important representative of the Impressionist movement in music. His composing style had served as inspiration for many later composers, and its influence survived to this day. The most important characteristic of Debussy's music is its visual power images and scenes hidden within the music, never conveyed directly, but always colored by the artist's imagination . The composer's impressions of reality sound magical and mysterious, as if they were trying to offer an insight into some great, unnamed mystery surrounding us. He was a giant in impressionism . His works significantly break away from the concepts of traditional form and harmony. He is also considered the most important composer of piano music since Frdric Chopin . Debussy was born in a wealthy family. His first piano teacher, who claimed to have studied piano with Chopin, discovered Debussy's musical talent. She sent Debussy to the Conservatory in Paris, where he studied for ten years , from 1872 to 1882....
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2009 for the course MUS 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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19. Claude Debussy - Claude Debussy 1862 - 1918 Claude...

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