What Makes Debussy Sound French?

musical discoveries May 16, 2021

Some music just has that gorgeous, French sound. Think Debussy's Clair de Lune, Satie's Gymnopedies, or Ravel's Jeux d'eau.

Something about this music makes it sound gorgeously French - but what is it? What is that quality, what exactly is it about the music that makes it sound French?

In this video, I explore and explain many of the qualities in Debussy's music that give it that luxurious, French quality. 


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