This paper discusses how other forms of art influenced Debussy in the course of writing "L'Isle Joyeuse." Watteau's Fête Galante painting, L'embarquement pour Cythère, is said to be the greatest influence on composing L'Isle Joyeuse along with Debussy's romantic life with his second wife Emma, and his experience on the trip to the picturesque Jersey Island in 1904. The historical and biographical information regarding the music is stated in the second chapter. In the following chapter, the content of the piece along with suggestions for interpretation and performance is discussed to enhance the understanding of this enchanted piece of music for both the performer and the audience.
|Commitee:||Hickman, Roger, Richey, Craig|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Debussy, Claude, L'Isle Joyeuse|
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