What suite is Clair de lune in?

What suite is Clair de lune in?

Suite bergamasque
Suite bergamasque, four-movement suite for piano by French composer Claude Debussy, begun in 1890, when the composer was a student, and revised and published in 1905. Its most readily recognizable segment is the third movement, the ever-popular “Clair de lune” (“Moonlight”).

What is the meaning of suite Bergamasque?

Its title, which means “moonlight” in French, is taken from Verlaine’s poem “Clair de lune”. It is not to be confused with the two settings of the poem composed by Debussy for voice and piano accompaniment.

What is the musical style of Claude Debussy?

Impressionism, in music, a style initiated by French composer Claude Debussy at the end of the 19th century.

What is the best rendition of Clair de lune?

Those by André Caplet and Leopold Stokowski are probably the most famous, but our favourite orchestral arrangement of “Clair de lune” is by conductor Stanley Black who recorded it in 1970 with the London Symphony Orchestra. Listen to the basses!

Why is Clair de Lune so famous?

French composer Claude Debussy’s best-loved piano piece, Clair de Lune, has entered popular consciousness thanks to its regular performance. Debussy’s music was a turning point from the Romantic music that had dominated the 19th century to the music of the 20th century.

Why is Clair de Lune important?

Paul Verlaine’s 1869 poem “Clair de lune” (Moonlight) was very important for Debussy, who set it twice for voice and piano, as well as presenting it as a sort of tone poem for solo piano in the third movement of his Suite bergamasque. (Gabriel Fauré also set the poem as a song in 1887.)

Is Debussy romantic or modern?

Debussy’s music is regarded as a link between romanticism and modernity. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

What does Clair de Lune means?

Clair de lune, (French: Moonlight) the third segment in Suite bergamasque, a four-movement composition for piano by French composer Claude Debussy, begun in 1890 and revised and published in 1905.

How does Clair de Lune make you feel?

The piece was published in 1905 as the third of four movements in the composer’s Suite Bergamasque, and unlike the other parts of this work, Clair is quiet, contemplative, and slightly melancholy, evoking the feeling of a solitary walk through a moonlit garden.

What is the other name for Debussy Clair de Lune?

Promenade sentimentale
The original title of Clair de Lune was actually Promenade sentimentale (Sentimental stroll), after a different Verlaine poem from an 1866 collection called Paysages tristes (Sad Landscapes).