Jun 16

DebussyThe Debussy Edition, published by Deutsche Grammophon ★★★★★

Debussy was a brutally nationalistic composer,enraged by the German tradition, and wishing to knock German music off it’s feet. In the end, Debussy’s gift to the world was the invention of elevator music, soft, impressionistic, flowing music, which provides moods more than statements. I’ll prefer the Germans. I like music at least to say something, in addition to providing a mood. This set is rated highly for several reasons. 1. It’s a bargain. From Amazon.com, it’s slightly more than $2/disc. 2. The performances are superlative, very well expressioned, with flawless recording. It’s enjoyable music, but is best suited for the background of an elevator.


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  1. Betsy Denton says:

    would you allow we copy some content from the article? Thanks.

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