Tuesday 22 August 2023

Bach, Offenbach and Debussy?

 Another day, another birthday – and another man-and-dog photo. This is Claude Debussy, with his dogs Boy and Xanto. Debussy, often described as the first 'impressionist' composer – a label which, like Manet, he vehemently rejected – was born on this day in 1844. Here is one of my Debussy favourites, 'Jardins sous la Pluie' – as many jardins have been this soggy summer...

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