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Claude Debussy
(1862-1918) born on
Aug 22
French composer. He was the creator of musical impressionism; wrote piano piece "Claire de Lune," 1905.
         
   
F
Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.

R
The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.
A
The century of aeroplanes deserves its own music. As there are no precedents, I must create anew.
N
How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.
K
People don't very much like things that are beautiful -- they are so far from their nasty little minds.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Attributed.
R: Letter, 1894.
A: In "La Revue S.I.M."
N: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
K: Letter, 1900.
   


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