CLASSICAL OPUS no.87

Claude Debussy: “Golliwogg’s Cakewalk”

クロード・ドビュッシー:「ゴリウォークのケークウォーク」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 3 minutes

Debussy (and Satie) apparently heard ragtime at 1900 Paris Exposition, courtesy John Phiilp Sousa’s syncopated marches.  Debussy flashes here figments of a gypsy rag, letting it jolt and thump.  Apparently the 2nd video captures the sound re-enacted from the composer’s original 1913 paper roll recording.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Corner

 

A REFLECTION

K for the Klondyke, a Country of Gold,

Where the winters are often excessively cold;

Where the lawn every morning is covered with rime,

And skating continues for years at a time.

Do you think that a Climate can conquer the grit

Of the Sons of the West? Not a bit! Not a bit!

 

Hilaire Belloc: “From a Moral Alphabet”

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