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Claude Debussy, 1862-1918

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Claude Debussy in 1908

So, let us go to the great composers, because they are the initiates of music. Debussy, Grieg - they came from the Deva line
bioReverend Flower A. Newhouse, The Meaning of the Sacrament of Beauty

Claude Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was born on August 22, 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. At age ten, Debussy entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he spent the next 11 years studying all facets of music composition. After a prolific musical career along with a most turbulent personal life, Debussy died in Paris of cancer, in 1918.

It is interesting when one has clairvoyance to be dazed by and inspired by the shimmering colors that come in with every anthem. And I have found, for instance, that certain composers are prone to put into their music the very power color that must be identified with themselves. For instance, Debussy always has a shimmering green effect through his music. No matter what it is, the predominant color will be the shimmering green.
bioReverend Flower A. Newhouse, The Arts

Paul Smaczny

Flower has said that Monet and Renoir were friends of Debussy, and Debussy as a composer was so inspired by his artistic companions that he tried to express in his creations such as his number, La Mere, something that no other composer had done. And so we find in Debussy's composition this blending of, if you were clairvoyant you would see greens and turquoise blues weaving in and out of his music. He was very devoted to expressing his art in a new and a vivid way.

Additionally, Flower adds that when we are depressed we should choose music that will lift us through its difference of beat. Marches are excellent, and much of the music of Grieg, and Debussy—his Claire de Lune, his Afternoon of a Faun. They're very lifting, because all the colors that come in are of a high order. I we're listening attentively we will be inspired, and the things which weighed on us, the tensions and so on, will disappear; the negativities.

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Christophe Spinosi

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