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Saturday, November 16, 2013 Permalink

The Debussy-Chopin Connection

Claude Debussy & Frederic Chopin


Claude Debussy had a deep love for the music of a composer who, a half-century before, had blazed a new path with his utterly individual style and keyboard sound.

“Chopin is the greatest of all,” Debussy said. “For with the piano alone he discovered everything.” 

In this hour, Chopin’s influence on Debussy as he developed his own, utterly individual style.