Claude Debussy — French Composer born on August 22, 1862, died on March 25, 1918

Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in his native France in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed... (wikipedia)

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.
Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.

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