Debussy Preludes (Book 1) CD 125 L.117 VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin
Claude Debussy - Préludes, Book 1 (Premier Livre) CD 125; L.117. VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin. Solo piano. Performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing by Abigail Mettry.
|Track ID number:||21035|
|Genres:||Debussy -- Soft: Piano Music, Solo Piano|
|Moods/Emotions:||Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Peaceful / Tranquil / Bliss -- Angelic / Heavenly / Delightful -- Sweet / Pretty / Adorable / Innocent|
|Suggested Production Types:||Drama / Personal stories -- Historical: Older History / Ancient -- Love Story / Romance -- Period Drama / Melodrama -- Relaxation / Spa / Indulgence -- TV Commercial - Reflection / Thoughtful|
|Prominent Instruments:||Piano (Acoustic)|
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|Artist:||Debussy, Claude -- Shockwave-Sound Royalty Free|
|Publisher:||Lynne Publishing (Track not PRO-registered)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|CD-collection containing this track:|| Music collection: Classical Piano Favorites, Vol. 6 |
August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918
Claude Debussy is one of the most influential composers of his era. His career began slowly, but became one of great significance by the time of his death.
Debussy had a reputation as an impetuous and passionate child. At age 11 he enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire and quickly invited conflict with his teachers. He rejected the expected compositional forms and rules. This was a foreshadowing of the style his music would have in later years.
While at the Conservatoire he met Nadezhda van Meck, a wealthy patroness, who employed him to teach her children. This experience expanded Debussy’s exposure to nobles, and allowed him to perform regularly. It also introduced him to Russian composers, which were to influence his later compositions.
After a brief stay in Rome, Debussy returned to Paris. He continued teach, critique, and compose, but his work was largely ignored. It was only around 1900 when the public and critics began to appreciate his colourful style and passion amongst a lack of typical structure. He became a prominent figure in French music.
Debussy’s work is known for its unconventional use of scales, and for employing influences from medieval and ancient Greek music. It is also famed for its beauty, passion, and emotional expression amongst this technical innovation.
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