Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was a great harmonic innovator and one of the most original musical voices of the twentieth century.
He created fresh, new tonal perspectives without abandoning tonality itself.
With a revolutionary sense of instrumental colour and a fleeting, atmospheric sound world, he is often described, rightly or wrongly, as an 'Impressionist' composer.
This book presents a clear narrative history of Debussy's life, work and cultural context along with essential reference material and striking illustrations, making it a vital purchase for anyone interested in the composer.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, 80 b&w ill.
- Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/01/2007
- Category: Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900)
- ISBN: 9780714835129