American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Debussy, Claude Achille 1862-1918. French composer who is considered the first exponent of musical impressionism. His works include the tone poem L'Après-midi d'un Faune (1894).
- n. French composer who is said to have created Impressionism in music (1862-1918)
“On the other hand, in Debussy's "La Mer," I spent most of the performance mesmerized by veteran BSO percussionist Frank Epstein, manning the cymbal parts.”
“Not the most subtle or elegantly set up, but it's gotta be the Tristan quote in Debussy's Golliwog's Cakewalk.”
“Parnassum (1817-1826), once studied by all budding pianists, lives on only in Debussy's affectionate caricature, "Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum," from the”
“You can hear every flickering element in Debussy's complex textures.”
“And someone needed to tell Rob how to pronounce "Debussy" -- Edward would never have flubbed that name ... sigh.”
“The Debussy is a favorite of Salonen’s and I admire it, but it always makes me think of how much more I appreciate Britten’s take on the sea.”
“Your Debussy is a bad man, however great he may be as an artist.”
“We've got to have a go and I like Debussy, which is a decent outsider." saddles Gan Amhras, third behind Sea The Stars in the Newmarket classic.”
“Other American writers such as Peter de Vries, Clifton Fadiman -- who dubbed Debussy fans "Debussybodies" --”
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