The Life of Debussy / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
The early music of Claude Debussy was influenced by the work of Wagner, for whom he had great admiration. However, soon Debussy's music became more experimental and individualistic, as is clear in his first mature work Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Debussy quickly moved away from traditional techniques and produced the pictures in sound that led his work to be described as "musical Impressionism." This new biographythe first in English in 30 yearsoffers new insights into the life of this enigmatic composer, revealing a figure more seminal and revolutionary than previously thought.
Table of Contents
1. Childhood and musical studies (1862-1884); 2. Roman holiday? (1885-1887); 3. A Bohemian in Paris (1887-1893); 4. Scandals and masterpieces (1894-1901); 5. Idol and victim (1902-1907); 6. Travels and travails (1908-1914); 7. War and last years (1914-1918); Envoi.