Claude Debussy - Quotes

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A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn. ---->>>

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature. ---->>>

Music is the silence between the notes. ---->>>

I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it. ---->>>

I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child. ---->>>

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.

Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law. ---->>>

Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.

Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.

People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception? ---->>>

Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part. ---->>>

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. ---->>>

How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.

How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.

The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen. ---->>>

Art is the most beautiful of all lies. ---->>>

Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light. ---->>>

In opera, there is always too much singing. ---->>>

First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers. ---->>>

The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.

The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.

Extreme complication is contrary to art. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: August 22, 1862
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Die: 03-25, 1918
Occupation: Composer
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Achille-Claude Debussy (French: [aʃil klod dəbysi], 22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918), known since the 1890s as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy, was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions (wikipedia)