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Debussy: Colours and Sounds

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Debussy: Colours and Sounds

Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918) is a kinsman of the Impressionist painters and the Symbolists poets. Like them, he breaks with the strictures of tradition. His composition, Prelude to the

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Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918) is a kinsman of the Impressionist painters and the Symbolists poets. Like them, he breaks with the strictures of tradition. His composition, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894), based on Mallarmé's poem, not only rejected symphonic form, but ushered in a new world of structure, rhythm, harmonic relations and colour, which influenced music of the twentieth century. Debussy uses single instruments and voice and the whole orchestra to take the listener to places where nothing is stated but everything is evoked. We can ‘see’ the Sunken Cathedral, ‘feel’ the surge of The Sea, ‘watch’ dancers in Ancient Egypt and ‘breathe’ the air in the mysterious world of Pelleas and Melisande.