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Claude Achille Debussy

Claude Achille Debussy


August 2022 marked the 160th birthday of the French composer Claude Achille Debussy (1862-1918). Debussy was fond of pictures and poetry, and composed music inspired by them. “The Maiden with Flaxen Hair” was written for a poem by the French poet Leconte de Lisle (1818-1894). “Preludes,” the collection of works containing this song, has the title of each song at the end of the score. It is said that this was to avoid people having preconceived notions about these songs.
The Historical Recordings Collection also features the song Il pleure dans Mon Coeur,” written for a poem by the French poet Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), and En Bateau performed by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962).


News

2022-09-20
The University of Pittsburgh Library System (United States of America) has joined the Rekion partner libraries since September 19th, 2022.
2022-03-18
Introductory Guides to Japanese Historical Recordings: "Listening to The Music of East Asia" and "Yuji Koseki's Melodies to Cheer on All of Japan" are now available in English.
2022-02-25
Approximately 500 historical recordings are newly available online.
See also National Diet Library News External link.
2021-09-08
East Asian Library, Washington University in St. Louis (United States of America) has joined the Rekion partner libraries since September 7th, 2021.