Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Happy birthday, Claude Debussy
It is the birthday of French composer Claude Debussy (1862), whose work served as a transition to modern European classical music. His work influenced Bela Bartok, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass, Maurice Ravel, and Igor Stravinsky, as well as many jazz musicians. Here is his popular Clair de Lune, part of his Suite bergamasque he wrote in 1890.