A Classical A-Z – Playlist 19th August 2012
Written by marksmith on August 18, 2012
Today’s Classical A-Z brought to you by the letter D and is going to feature the music of Debussy, and specifically early Debussy with four works all composed before the turn of the 19th century.
Achille-Claude Debussy was born was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, which is a commune about 20 km north of the centre of Paris. He was the eldest of five children and began piano lessons at the age of seven years. In 1871 he drew the attention of Marie Mauté de Fleurville who claimed to have been a pupil of Frederic Chopin and in 1872, at age ten, he entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he spent eleven years.
From the start, though clearly talented, Debussy was argumentative and experimental. He challenged the rigid and conservative teaching of the Academy, and developed a very distinctive sound world made that made Debussy one of the most influential composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Prelude a L’apres-Midi D’un Faune
Chansons de Bilitis: La Flute de Pan
Chansons de Bilitis: La Chevelure
Chansons de Bilitis: Le Tombeau des naiads
Quatuor à Cordes En Sol Mineur, Opus 10, Claude Debussy: Animé Et Très Décidé
Quatuor à Cordes En Sol Mineur, Opus 10, Claude Debussy: Assez Vif Et Bien Rythmé
Quatuor à Cordes En Sol Mineur, Opus 10, Claude Debussy: Andantino, Doucement Expressif
Quatuor à Cordes En Sol Mineur, Opus 10, Claude Debussy: Très Modéré, Très Mouvementé
Nocturnes – 1. Nuages
Nocturnes – 2. Fetes