For Images for Orchestra by Composer Claude Debussy
Images for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Preludes: Book One.1.
VOILES, (Sails) by Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy French Impressionist Composer was born St. Germain-en-Laye, August 22, 1862.
He studied at the Paris Conservatoire (1872-84) and as prizewinner went to Rome (1885-7), though more important Impressions came from visits to Bayreuth (1888, 1889) and from hearing Javanese music in Paris (1889).
His works brought a fluidity of rhythm and color new to Western music as he created a unique and forward-looking style of innovative technical polish and new exotic poetic appeal, writing groups of music of impression, calling them “Tone poems.”
His works significantly break away from the concepts of traditional form and harmony as impressionism led the way in his artistic circles. Debussy is also considered the most important composer of piano music since Frederic Chopin, 1810-1849."
On Impressionism, Tone Poems and Joseph Mallord William Turner, English Landscape Artist (born in London, 1775 and died December 19, 1851, he was one of the most important landscape artists in the English Romantic period whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for the artistic movement of the schools of Impressionism.
As Debussy was a romantic composer in the era of Turner, (romantic landscape painter), they were both interested in poetry, in the Sublime as study, as was also Ravel, an impressionist.
Yachting portrays a musical and visual poem as a sublime of mankind within Nature.
Turner died in his house in Chelsea, London on December 19, 1851. Buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral, he lies next to Sir Joshua Reynolds. Turner’s last exhibition at the Royal Academy was in 1850.
According to David Piper's The Illustrated History of Art, Turner’s later impressionistic paintings were called "fantastic puzzles."
Turner is recognized as an artistic genius and influential English art critic John Ruskin described Turner as the artist who could most "stirringly and truthfully measure the moods of Nature." (Piper 321)
Although known for his oils, Turner is regarded as one of the founders of English watercolor landscape painting.
Some of his most famous works are Calais Pier, Dido Building Carthage, Rain, Steam and Speed, Burial at Sea, and The Grand Canal, Venice and well worth seeing.