TITLE

Esotericism as a determinant of Debussy's harmonic language

AUTHOR(S)
Goldman, D.P.
PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Summer91, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p130
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ponders whether Debussy employed an esoteric musical language, as a letter which he wrote to Chausson suggests. Scholarly interest in Debussy's esoteric views; Leon Guichard's study, `Debussy et les occultistes'; Debussy's fascination with Rosicrucianism, Satanism, Eastern mysticism and Gnosticism; His well-documented interest in the Catholic Church; Manichean dualism; Debussy's compositional approach; More.
ACCESSION #
9109021649

 

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