Thursday, 29 August 2013

Clair de Lune, by Claude Debussy

From Wikipedia:

The third and most famous movement of Suite bergamasque is "Clair de lune," meaning "moonlight" in French. Its name comes from Paul Verlaine's poem of the same name which also refers to 'bergamasques' in its opening stanza: Votre âme est un paysage choisi / Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques / Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi / Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques. "Clair de lune" was originally titled "Promenade Sentimentale." 

Recently Google celebrated 151st birthday of Claude Debussy, here is a news item from Guardian on that.