Monday, February 26, 2007

Blogging Debussy

This piano piece by Debussy is a delight and reminds us of a day not so long past when life was full of sun and color.
(MP3, right-click then Save As, ~5 MB)

Claude Debussy, who lived at the turn of the 20th century, innovated many new sounds, including the novel uses of sevenths, ninths and suspended chords. These new sounds opened the door for the emergence of jazz.

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At 2/26/2007 6:33 PM , Blogger Moods in Music said...

Debussy's Arabesque is characterized by gentle triplet eighths set against eighths. It is as much fun to play as it is to hear, with each hand playing a different rhythm.

(Here is a MIDI version of Arabesque.)


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