Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The art form of Impressionism is a hazy, shimmering style that began with the visual expression of painting and eventually found its way into the music scene. Claude Debussy is the most well-known of the composers of Impressionistic music.
Debussy's music is perfect as a prelude to that lazy summer afternoon nap or just those quiet times that are meant for daydreaming. Late at night you might find yourself listening to "Claire de Lune", the piece sampled in this post.
This song takes me back to my earliest childhood memories when I used to listen to a version that was on a 78 vinyl that my parents owned. It's a melancholy song of longing, contemplation, and dreams. It is a thing of sublime beauty and wonderment.
"Claire de Lune" has been recorded in many styles by many artists. More recently it was heard in the popular film Twilight. Debussy's exquisite composition is among the best of dream music one can find.