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Analysis of Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune

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Minqi Shi

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.

*Corresponding author: Minqi Shi


Debussy's music is very far from classical music. Instead of the strict structure, profound thought and logic of classical music and the rich emotions of romantic music, there are strange fantasy elements, hazy feelings, and magical and unpredictable colors. His harmonies are delicate and complex, his orchestration is novel and colorful, and his melodies are slightly indifferent and evanescent, which are not found in classical and romantic music. Debussy's music was epoch-making, especially his unique "impressionistic" style, which had a direct impact on modern music in the twentieth century. As a result, Debussy was an influential composer and innovator in music in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as the originator of modern "impressionist" music, which had a profound influence on music in Europe and America. This paper will be expanded from the following three aspects: the background of Claude Debussy, the context of Suite Bergamasque, and analysis of Claire de Lune.


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Analysis of Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune

How to cite this paper: Minqi Shi. (2023) Analysis of Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science7(8), 1666-1671.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2023.08.034

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