1/27/08

Composer of the Day!

Today's Composer of the Day is Achille-Claude Debussy.

(1862-1918)

He was an early modernist, often called an impressionist, although he hated that label. He was a very good composer. He had a daughter named Chou-Chou. He died of rectal cancer.

He was also French. Go figure.

You should listen to his music.

7 comments:

Sator Arepo said...

This is what I hope will be a new feature. I copped the idea from EL over at alterdestiny.com. (Which is a great blog that is worth your time.)

Hopefully, we'll never run out of composers.

The point is that the images are fun to look at, and that the several sentences of brief commentary are pointless, enjoy.

Aaron said...

I never knew his first name. Or his daughter's. Or, indeed, that he died of rectal cancer, which sounds like a hell of a way to go.

RIP, Achille-Claude.

Empiricus said...

That was a fun image to look at.

Sator Arepo said...

I know, right?!

Sator Arepo said...

@Aaron,

Yeah, Achille-Claude is a badass name. But mostly in the history books and such he's just referred to as "Claude". Such is death.

Erik Loomis said...

Can I sue for copyright infringement? I demand a percentage of your google ads!!!!!!

Sator Arepo said...

Heh. Google ads. Good one. Stop by after we get some traffic!