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.
The Wind on the Plain
This week Dr. Tobin explores a bit about the order of the Debussy Preludes in Book I and some of the themes important to Debussy.
General Lavine -eccentric-
This week Dr. Tobin explores this humorous Book II Prelude, inspired by the American Clown Ed La Vine and his performance at the Marigny Theatre on the Avenue Champs Elysees!
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!
“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.)