Thursday, August 22, 2013

Because That Google Doodle Really Annoyed Me

Claude Debussy is one of the most misunderstood of great composers.  The inventive genius of his music, his radical newness is held captive to a facile and easy listening interpretation of a few of his pieces.   The form of his music, how it grows out of the substance of the music, the melodies like no one before had written, its rhythms and non-functional harmonies, for me, counts as the real beginning of modern music.   He did more than anyone to set music free.

Claude Debussy:  En blanc et Noir

Robert et Gaby Casadesus 

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