On 22nd August, Google celebrates the 151st Birthday of Claude Debussy with an animated Doodle. Google created an animated doodle to commemorate Debussy as one of the most influential composers of all time. The animated Doodle-Video will come soon. The Doodle is influenced by Debussy’s magical melody of Clair de Lune. It’s created by Leon Hong, Doodler. Further Details: http://www.google.com/doodles/claude-debussys-151st-birthday
Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. In France, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. A crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
His music is noted for its sensory component and frequent eschewing of tonality. Debussy’s work usually reflected the activities or turbulence in his own life. In French literary circles, the style of this period was known as symbolism, a movement that directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.
To follow my YouTube-Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/FlairChris?feature=watch
Watch the animated Doodle-Video:
- Debussy and the Piano: Part I (wqxr.org)
- Debussy and the Piano: Part II (wqxr.org)
- Debussy and the Piano: Part V (wqxr.org)
- Claude Debussy – La Mer (The Sea) (euzicasa.wordpress.com)
- Claude Debussy–musical titan, bungler of life (pdavidhornik.typepad.com)
- You Pick Debussy’s Birthday Piece (wqxr.org)