In addition to displays depicting his life and work, the building contains a small auditorium in which an annual season of concerts is given. , In addition to the composers who influenced his own compositions, Debussy held strong views about several others.  Later commentators have rated some of the late works more highly than Newman and other contemporaries did, but much of the music for which Debussy is best known is from the middle years of his career.. Danse profane, Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Images, The Ultimate Most Relaxing Debussy in the Universe, Debussy: Clair de Lune and Other Piano Favourites, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Achille-Claude Debussy (22nd August 1862 – 25th March 1918) was a French composer.  Later in 1890 Debussy met Erik Satie, who proved a kindred spirit in his experimental approach to composition.  His early mélodies, inspired by Marie Vasnier, are more virtuosic in character than his later works in the genre, with extensive wordless vocalise; from the Ariettes oubliées (1885–1887) onwards he developed a more restrained style. He was one of the most important figures in music at the turn of the 20th century; his music represents the transition from.  She was the wife of Henri Vasnier, a prominent civil servant, and much younger than her husband.  Although Debussy's works showed the influence of Jules Massenet, the latter concluded, "He is an enigma. , In 1889, Debussy held conversations with his former teacher Guiraud, which included exploration of harmonic possibilities at the piano. He helped transition western art music from the Romantic period to the Modern period through his use of ethereal harmony and unique musical structures. Singers in Debussy's mélodies or excerpts from Pelléas et Mélisande included Jane Bathori, Claire Croiza, Charles Panzéra and Ninon Vallin; and among the conductors in the major orchestral works were Ernest Ansermet, Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht, Pierre Monteux and Arturo Toscanini, and in the Petite Suite, Henri Büsser, who had prepared the orchestration for Debussy. , In 1903 there was public recognition of Debussy's stature when he was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur, but his social standing suffered a great blow when another turn in his private life caused a scandal the following year. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. " In 1915 he complained that "since Rameau we have had no purely French tradition [...] We tolerated overblown orchestras, tortuous forms [...] we were about to give the seal of approval to even more suspect naturalizations when the sound of gunfire put a sudden stop to it all." Lesure writes, "The development of free verse in poetry and the disappearance of the subject or model in painting influenced him to think about issues of musical form. [n 17] His relationship to Beethoven was complex; he was said to refer to him as "le vieux sourd" (the old deaf one) and asked one young pupil not to play Beethoven's music for "it is like somebody dancing on my grave;" but he believed that Beethoven had profound things to say, yet did not know how to say them, "because he was imprisoned in a web of incessant restatement and of German aggressiveness. Clair de lune. Debussy's most dramatic contribution to music history was his disregard for traditional chord … When I gaze at a sunset sky and spend hours contemplating its marvellous ever-changing beauty, an extraordinary emotion overwhelms me. Debussy's birthplace is now a museum dedicated to him.  The academic and journalist Stephen Walsh calls Pelléas et Mélisande (begun 1893, staged 1902) "a key work for the 20th century". , Debussy continued to compose songs, piano pieces and other works, some of which were publicly performed, but his music made only a modest impact, although his fellow composers recognised his potential by electing him to the committee of the Société Nationale de Musique in 1893. During his stay in Cannes, the seven-year-old Debussy had his first piano lessons; his aunt paid for him to study with an Italian musician, Jean Cerutti. Frederick H. Martens). The gamelan scales, melodies, rhythms, and ensemble textures appealed to him, and echoes of them are heard in "Pagodes" in his piano suite Estampes. Biographers of Debussy, including Edward Lockspeiser, Stephen Walsh and Eric Frederick Jensen, comment that although Antoinette Mauté de Fleurville was a woman of some affectations, with the assumed manner of a grande dame, she was a fine teacher. … He was one of the most important figures in music at the turn of the 20th century; his music represents the transition from late-romantic to 20th century classical.Debussy's most dramatic contribution to music history was his disregard for traditional chord structures and tonality. I would recommend this 2 disc album for anyone new to Debussy or for background music while you work or relax.  Boulez also discovered Debussy's music at a young age and said that it gave him his first sense of what modernity in music could mean.  The composer Olivier Messiaen was fascinated by its "extraordinary harmonic qualities and ... transparent instrumental texture".  In 1914 the publisher A. Durand & fils began publishing scholarly new editions of the works of major composers, and Debussy undertook the supervision of the editing of Chopin's music. 10 in G minor (also the only work where the composer's title included a key). , Debussy wrote "We must agree that the beauty of a work of art will always remain a mystery [...] we can never be absolutely sure 'how it's made.'  Others have made orchestrations of some of the piano and vocal works, including John Adams's version of four of the Baudelaire songs (Le Livre de Baudelaire, 1994), Robin Holloway's of En blanc et noir (2002), and Colin Matthews's of both books of Préludes (2001–2006). Manuel worked in a printing factory. ", Nevertheless, there are many indicators of the sources and elements of Debussy's idiom. His father was a salesman and kept a china shop. Along with Maurice Ravel, he is considered one of the most prominent figures working within the field of Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions.Debussy is not only among the most … 20 more photos, Add image He wrote incidental music for King Lear and planned an opera based on As You Like It, but abandoned that once he turned his attention to setting Maeterlinck's play. … Some praised the work, but Pierre Lalo, critic of Le Temps, hitherto an admirer of Debussy, wrote, "I do not hear, I do not see, I do not smell the sea". , Debussy opined that Chopin was "the greatest of them all, for through the piano he discovered everything"; he professed his "respectful gratitude" for Chopin's piano music. He expressed trenchant views on composers ("I hate sentimentality – his name is Camille Saint-Saëns"), institutions (on the Paris Opéra: "A stranger would take it for a railway station, and, once inside, would mistake it for a Turkish bath"), conductors ("Nikisch is a unique virtuoso, so much so that his virtuosity seems to make him forget the claims of good taste"), musical politics ("The English actually think that a musician can manage an opera house successfully! Add image 4.8 out of 5 stars 44.  En blanc et noir (In white and black, 1915), a three-movement work for two pianos, is a predominantly sombre piece, reflecting the war and national danger.  In the music of Palestrina, Debussy found what he called "a perfect whiteness", and he felt that although Palestrina's musical forms had a "strict manner", they were more to his taste than the rigid rules prevailing among 19th-century French composers and teachers.  Debussy's interest in the popular music of his time is evidenced not only by the Golliwogg's Cakewalk and other piano pieces featuring rag-time, such as The Little Nigar (Debussy's spelling) (1909), but by the slow waltz La plus que lente (The more than slow), based on the style of the gipsy violinist at a Paris hotel (to whom he gave the manuscript of the piece). In 2018, to mark the centenary of the composer's death, Warner Classics, with contributions from other companies, issued a 33-CD set that is claimed to include all the music Debussy wrote. (They were not published until 1911).  His first compositions date from this period, two settings of poems by Alfred de Musset: "Ballade à la lune" and "Madrid, princesse des Espagnes". Lesure comments that they range from the frolics of minstrels at Eastbourne in 1905 and the American acrobat "General Lavine" "to dead leaves and the sounds and scents of the evening air". 43–44 (Saint-Saëns) and pp. He first joined the piano class of Antoine François Marmontel, and studied solfège with Albert Lavignac and, later, composition with Ernest Guiraud, harmony with Émile Durand, and organ with César Franck. Debussy senior ran a china shop and his wife was a seamstress. Much of his music from this period is on a small scale, such as the Two Arabesques, Valse romantique, Suite bergamasque, and the first set of Fêtes galantes.  Lesure takes a similar view, endorsing Howat's conclusions while not taking a view on Debussy's conscious intentions. , With Marmontel's help Debussy secured a summer vacation job in 1879 as resident pianist at the Château de Chenonceau, where he rapidly acquired a taste for luxury that was to remain with him all his life. Both were bohemians, enjoying the same café society and struggling to survive financially. 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He described the symphonies of Schumann and Mendelssohn as "respectful repetition", In a letter of 1908 he wrote: "I am trying to do 'something different' – an effect of reality ... what the imbeciles call 'impressionism', a term which is as poorly used as possible, particularly by the critics, since they do not hesitate to apply it to [J.M.W.].  The chord sequences played by Debussy include some of the elements identified by Reti. , At the Conservatoire, Debussy incurred the disapproval of the faculty, particularly his composition teacher, Guiraud, for his failure to follow the orthodox rules of composition then prevailing. , Debussy's works began to feature increasingly in concert programmes at home and overseas. His works have strongly influenced a wide range of composers including Béla Bartók, Olivier Messiaen, George Benjamin, and the jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans. In May 1898 he made his first contacts with André Messager and Albert Carré, respectively the musical director and general manager of the Opéra-Comique, Paris, about presenting the opera. Claude Debussy was born into a poor family in France in 1862, but his obvious gift at the piano sent him to the Paris Conservatory at age 11. Although considering Images "the pinnacle of Debussy's achievement as a composer for orchestra", Trezise notes a contrary view that the accolade belongs to the ballet score Jeux. I t was a description he always rejected, but Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is often thought of as an impressionist, a musical equivalent to Monet or Renoir. Claude Debussy (born Achille-Claude Debussy) was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Writing to Stravinsky, he asked "How could we not have foreseen that these men were plotting the destruction of our art, just as they had planned the destruction of our country? She soon became Debussy's mistress as well as his muse. Find Claude Debussy composition information on AllMusic. Saint-Saëns had been a member of the Institut since 1881: Debussy never became one. Respectively, Reflections in the Water, Sounds and Perfumes Swirl in the Evening Air, and Mists. Around me are the trees stretching up their branches to the skies, the perfumed flowers gladdening the meadow, the gentle grass-carpeted earth, ... and my hands unconsciously assume an attitude of adoration. , Initially Debussy found the artistic atmosphere of the Villa Medici stifling, the company boorish, the food bad, and the accommodation "abominable". Recent analysts have found it a link between traditional continuity and thematic growth within a score and the desire to create discontinuity in a way mirrored in later 20th century music. [n 2] He was the eldest of the five children of Manuel-Achille Debussy and his wife, Victorine, née Manoury. Claude Debussy, Soundtrack: Rise of the Planet of the Apes. A fictionalised and melodramatic dramatisation of the affair. Debussy was an influential composer of the late 19/ early 20th centuries, creating works of sheer beauty that obscured their technical innovation. "), and audiences ("their almost drugged expression of boredom, indifference and even stupidity"). A small number of works, including the early La Damoiselle élue and the late Le Martyre de saint Sébastien have important parts for chorus. , Debussy and Emma Bardac eventually married in 1908, their troubled union enduring for the rest of his life.  He was torn between dedicating his own Études to Chopin or to François Couperin, whom he also admired as a model of form, seeing himself as heir to their mastery of the genre. Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France. A year later he described Debussy as "desperately careless". Among his pupils was Raoul Bardac, son of Emma, the wife of a Parisian banker, Sigismond Bardac.  The latter failed as a ballet because of what Jann Pasler describes as a banal scenario, and the score was neglected for some years.  In June 1885, Debussy wrote of his desire to follow his own way, saying, "I am sure the Institute would not approve, for, naturally it regards the path which it ordains as the only right one. He was much more impressed by the music of the 16th-century composers Palestrina and Lassus, which he heard at Santa Maria dell'Anima: "The only church music I will accept. Complete Orchestral Works DEBUSSY. Nature in all its vastness is truthfully reflected in my sincere though feeble soul.  Debussy's biographer Edward Lockspeiser comments that this movement shows the composer's rejection of "the traditional dictum that string instruments should be predominantly lyrical". Debussy's orchestral works include Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894), Nocturnes (1897–1899) and Images (1905–1912).  The engagement was broken off, and several of Debussy's friends and supporters disowned him, including Ernest Chausson, hitherto one of his strongest supporters.  His works were catalogued and indexed by the musicologist François Lesure in 1977 (revised in 2003) and their Lesure number ("L" followed by a number) is sometimes used as a suffix to their title in concert programmes and recordings. , In more recent times Debussy's output has been extensively recorded. This volume contains the complete music for solo piano written by Claude Debussy between 1888 and 1905. Achille-Claude Debussy (22nd August 1862 – 25th March 1918) was a French composer. As well as Maeterlinck for Pelléas et Mélisande, he drew on Shakespeare and Dickens for two of his Préludes for piano – La Danse de Puck (Book 1, 1910) and Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq. Go directly to shout page. [n 8] In the same year the first two of Debussy's three orchestral Nocturnes were first performed. P.P.M.P.C. , In contrast to the "impressionistic" characterisation of Debussy's music, several writers have suggested that he structured at least some of his music on rigorous mathematical lines.  While still living with Dupont, he had an affair with the singer Thérèse Roger, and in 1894 he announced their engagement.  The course included music history and theory studies with Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray, but it is not certain that Debussy, who was apt to skip classes, actually attended these. Throughout his career he wrote mélodies based on a wide variety of poetry, including his own. " During the next few years Debussy developed his personal style, without, at this stage, breaking sharply away from French musical traditions. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile.  It made Debussy a well-known name in France and abroad; The Times commented that the opera had "provoked more discussion than any work of modern times, excepting, of course, those of Richard Strauss". You have only to listen.  He also attended two concerts of Rimsky-Korsakov's music, conducted by the composer. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. His mature compositions, distinctive and appealing, combined modernism and sensuality so successfully that their sheer beauty often obscures their technical innovation. (trans. Claude Debussy was born as Achille-Claude Debussy. In 1910 Gustav Mahler conducted the Nocturnes and Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune in New York in successive months. , In the String Quartet (1893), the gamelan sonorities Debussy had heard four years earlier are recalled in the pizzicatos and cross-rhythms of the scherzo. Lockspeiser calls La mer "the greatest example of an orchestral Impressionist work", and more recently in The Cambridge Companion to Debussy Nigel Simeone comments, "It does not seem unduly far-fetched to see a parallel in Monet's seascapes". The military situation did not permit the honour of a public funeral with ceremonious graveside orations.  In the same year, visiting Budapest, Debussy commented that his works were better known there than in Paris. Audio CD. The family moved to Paris in 1867, but in 1870 Debussy’s pregnant mother fled with Claude to his paternal aunt’s home in Cannes to escape the Franco-Prussian War.  Mary Garden said, "I honestly don't know if Debussy ever loved anybody really. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. , In February 1894 Debussy completed the first draft of Act I of his operatic version of Pelléas et Mélisande, and for most of the year worked to complete the work. Halford cites the popular "Clair de Lune" (1890) from the Suite Bergamasque as a transitional work pointing towards the composer's mature style.  It influenced composers as different as Stravinsky and Puccini. For other uses, see, 19th and 20th-century French classical composer, Composed in 1890, performed by Laurens Goedhart in 2011. , In the aftermath of the First World War, the young French composers of Les Six reacted against what they saw as the poetic, mystical quality of Debussy's music in favour of something more hard-edged. We don’t have any upcoming events for this artist right now. , Contemporaries of Debussy who made recordings of his music, included the pianists Ricardo Viñes (in "Poissons d'or" from Images and "La soirée dans Grenade" from Estampes); Alfred Cortot (numerous solo pieces as well as the Violin Sonata with Jacques Thibaud and the Chansons de Bilitis with Maggie Teyte); and Marguerite Long ("Jardins sous la pluie" and "Arabesques"). Leave feedback, Achille-Claude Debussy (22nd August 1862 – 25th March 1918) was a French composer. But there is no help for it!  Roger Nichols writes that "if one omits Schoenberg [...] a list of 20th-century composers influenced by Debussy is practically a list of 20th-century composers tout court. He developed a highly original system of harmony and musical structure that expressed in many respects the ideals to which the Impressionist … , At the Conservatoire, Debussy initially made good progress.  Sivry's mother, Antoinette Mauté de Fleurville, gave piano lessons, and at his instigation the young Debussy became one of her pupils. The interview was published in, Notes to Warner Classics CD 190295642952 (2018), style of late 19th-century French painting, "An introduction to the solo piano music of Debussy and Ravel", "From L'aprés-midi d'un faune to Pelléas", "Maeterlinck's Mistress Assumed She Was Going to Sing Melisande.  In 1983 the pianist and scholar Roy Howat published a book contending that certain of Debussy's works are proportioned using mathematical models, even while using an apparent classical structure such as sonata form.  He wrote to his wife on 11 August from Dieppe, telling her that their marriage was over, but still making no mention of Bardac. Debussy is considered the founder and leading exponent of musical Impressionism … He was one of the most important figures in music at the turn of the 20th century; his music represents the transition from late-romantic to 20th century classical.  She was affectionate, practical, straightforward, and well liked by Debussy's friends and associates, but he became increasingly irritated by her intellectual limitations and lack of musical sensitivity. $18.99.  The work influenced Ravel, whose own String Quartet, written ten years later, has noticeably Debussian features.  The marriage lasted barely five years. , In 1904, Debussy played the piano accompaniment for Mary Garden in recordings for the Compagnie française du Gramophone of four of his songs: three mélodies from the Verlaine cycle Ariettes oubliées – "Il pleure dans mon coeur", "L'ombre des arbres" and "Green" – and "Mes longs cheveux", from Act III of Pelléas et Mélisande. She is described in the. Claude Debussy, in full Achille-Claude Debussy, (born August 22, 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France—died March 25, 1918, Paris), French composer whose works were a seminal force in the music of the 20th century. He set Dante Gabriel Rossetti's The Blessed Damozel in his early cantata, La Damoiselle élue (1888). Claude Debussy (born Achille-Claude Debussy) was among the most influential composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When he returned to Paris he set up home on his own, taking a flat in a different arrondissement.  This too made an impression on him, and its harmonic freedom and non-Teutonic tone colours influenced his own developing musical style.  Among the members of the class was Marie Vasnier; Debussy was greatly taken with her, and she inspired him to compose: he wrote 27 songs dedicated to her during their seven-year relationship. Clair de lune, Dances for Harp and Orchestra, L. 103: 2. , In 1915 Debussy underwent one of the earliest colostomy operations. ”Chabrier, Moussorgsky, Palestrina, voilà ce que j'aime" – they are what I love.  Debussy's orchestration in 1896 of Satie's Gymnopédies (which had been written in 1887) "put their composer on the map" according to the musicologist Richard Taruskin, and the Sarabande from Debussy's Pour le piano (1901) "shows that [Debussy] knew Satie's Trois Sarabandes at a time when only a personal friend of the composer could have known them." [n 5], At the end of 1880 Debussy, while continuing in his studies at the Conservatoire, was engaged as accompanist for Marie Moreau-Sainti's singing class; he took this role for four years.  In the same year Debussy began a relationship with Gabrielle (Gaby) Dupont, a tailor's daughter from Lisieux; in July 1893 they began living together. For three months, Debussy attended rehearsals practically every day. Claude Debussy was an influential French composer of the late Romantic era and early Twentieth-century. They stayed at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne in July and August, where Debussy corrected the proofs of his symphonic sketches La mer, celebrating his divorce on 2 August. Jean-Aubry, Georges. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. The Prix carried with it a residence at the Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome, to further the winner's studies. Raoul introduced his teacher to his mother, to whom Debussy quickly became greatly attracted. In February there was conflict between Maeterlinck on the one hand and Debussy, Messager and Carré on the other about the casting of Mélisande. [n 12] In the same month the composer's only child was born at their home.  Most of the major works for which Debussy is best known were written between the mid-1890s and the mid-1900s. " During his years in Rome Debussy composed – not for the Academy – most of his Verlaine cycle, Ariettes oubliées, which made little impact at the time but was successfully republished in 1903 after the composer had become well known.  He composed his Piano Trio in G major for von Meck's ensemble, and made a transcription for piano duet of three dances from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. A 2 cd collation of Debussy's orchestral works, this album provides a highly musical entry into his oeuvre - a good point of access for further exploration and purchases. [n 6] Nevertheless, in 1884 Debussy won France's most prestigious musical award, the Prix de Rome, with his cantata L'enfant prodigue. " In 1914 Debussy started work on a planned set of six sonatas for various instruments. I think he was wrapped up in his genius", but biographers are agreed that whatever his relations with lovers and friends, Debussy was devoted to his daughter. , Musicians from Debussy's time onwards have regarded Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894) as his first orchestral masterpiece. , In terms of musical recognition, Debussy made a step forward in December 1894, when the symphonic poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, based on Stéphane Mallarmé's poem, was premiered at a concert of the Société Nationale. Debussy was an influential composer of the late 19/ early 20th centuries, creating works … In 1880, Tchaikovsky commented on one of Debussy's early pieces: "It is a very pretty piece, but it is much too short. Impressionism, in music, a style initiated by French composer Claude Debussy at the end of the 19th century. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. , Orledge describes the Nocturnes as exceptionally varied in texture, "ranging from the Musorgskian start of 'Nuages', through the approaching brass band procession in 'Fêtes', to the wordless female chorus in 'Sirènes'". 263–267 (Messager and Fauré), Dietschy, p. 125; Nicholas, p. 94; Orledge, p. 21; and Simeone, p. 54. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [n 3], Debussy's talents soon became evident, and in 1872, aged ten, he was admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris, where he remained a student for the next eleven years. Suite bergamasque (L. 75) (French pronunciation: [sɥit bɛʁɡamask]) is a piano suite by Claude Debussy, and one of the composer's most famous works for the instrument. Achille-Claude Debussy was born on the 22nd August 1862 in the small town of St Germain-en-laye. Debussy died from cancer at his home in Paris at the age of 55 after a composing career of a little more than 30 years. Claude Debussy (1862–1918) was a 20th-century French composer and one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music. She outlived her father by scarcely a year, succumbing to the diphtheria epidemic of 1919. The funeral procession made its way through deserted streets to a temporary grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery as the German guns bombarded the city.  Newman remarked that, like Chopin, the Debussy of this period appears as a liberator from Germanic styles of composition – offering instead "an exquisite, pellucid style" capable of conveying "not only gaiety and whimsicality but emotion of a deeper sort". 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