Manuela Toscano argues that Debussy’s ‘songe musical’ is inspired by the music of winds, breezes, swirls, wavering and floating in arabesques. This celebration of movement as élan vital shapes a constellation of aesthetic values which are expressed both in his music and in some of his writings.

This is a part of the conference, 'Debussy: Text and Ideas', which is available in full on the Gresham College website.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:
gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/debussy-text-and-ideas-part-four

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website.
gresham.ac.uk

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