Debussy Blog Series
Dr. Tobin will move forward with his Chopin Blog Series next week, but in the meantime we though we would remind and recap the Debussy Blog Series Dr. Tobin completed this spring-summer-fall. The posts can be viewed by opening the Debussy Presentation page or clicking on the image below.
What inspired Claude Debussy’s Book I Prelude Voiles? The Javanese Gamelan, Degas paintings of Sailboats, veiled dancers at the Folies Bergere? Watch and find out!
Reflections on the Water
This week Dr. Tobin discusses Impressionism and first person accounts of Debussy to illuminate the first piece from Images I.
Awhile ago Dr. Tobin interviewed the world Debussy experts at a Debussy convnetion at UT Austin and put together a documentary filim. It was shot on the fly, without control of sound, image, and some conctent, but it honor the work of Claude Debussy.
“Des pas sur la Neige”
This week Dr. Tobin explores the influence of Pierre Louys in the isolated, melancholic world Debussy creates in “De pas sur la Neige” (Footsteps in the Snow.)