Spleen, no. 6 from Ariettes oubliées

Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs) L. 60 is a song cycle for voice and piano by Claude Debussy, based on a poem written by Paul Verlaine. The poetry of Paul Verlaine had a profund impact on Debussy: both were inspired by subtlety and nuance. Each man sought to innovate by using rhythm and tone color as the basis for a new form of a pre-existing art. In the Ariettes oubliées, subtlety, nuance, rhythm and tone color, converged to create a mature compositional style for Debussy, which, in turn, gave a heightened level of ... more

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