Saturday, March 24, 2012

Composer Study: Claude Debussy

This week we learned about French composer Claude Debussy.  He was known for his use of unusual harmonies as well as his disregard for many of the "rules" of composition, even from an early age, and the new music he created influenced almost all twentieth-century composers, including Bartok, Stravinsky, Glass, and even Duke Ellington.

We spent some time listening to a selection of Debussy's compositions, many of which we were already familiar with.

One of my favorites is The Children's Corner Suite, some of which I learned when I studied piano.  I especially love Golliwog's Cakewalk.  Here you can hear Claude Debussy play it himself!

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Stefanie said...

I miss our composer study. We've had so many review items we had to take a break. lol And I haven't done one artist study this year.

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