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Debussy and nature

By Caroline Potter

Abstract

For Debussy, nature was at the same time a source of inspiration and a refuge from fellow human beings. Using the composer's own writings as a guide, the nature-related concept of arabesque in Debussy's music is explored, focusing on key works including "La mer" and the sonata for flute, viola and harp

Topics: music
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.kingston.ac.uk:438
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