Quelle belle surprise! Google pays tribute to Claude Debussy

August 23, 2013 at 12:31 am (France, Music)

First: here’s today’s Google Doodle:

On this date one hundred fifty-one years ago in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France,, Claude Debussy was born.

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Debussy is one of my favorite composers. This is one of my favorite recordings of his music:  61ZYEbo8kIL

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In this video, Rudolf Nureyev is the lead in the Joffrey Ballet’s production of L’Apres-midi d’un Faune (Afternoon of a Faun). Choreography by the brilliant and doomed Vaslav Nijinsky.

Debussy’s piano music is full of magic and mystery:

In keeping with the theme of French music, here is one of my all time favorite YouTube videos. I give you little Naomi singing two beloved folk tunes, “Au Clair de la Lune” and “Frere Jacques:”

Bravo Naomi, et merci mille fois à vous, Google!

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