Music Department Events

Apr 23

Gurminder Bhogal, Debussy's Clair de lune: From Moonlight to Stardom

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
5:00 – 6:00 pm / Applebaum Recital Hall

Gurminder Bhogal (Wellesley College), will present "Claude Debussy's Clair de lune: From Moonlight to Stardom

This lecture will explore how Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune, a piece for which the French composer had little regard, has managed to become one of his best-known compositions. While examining Clair de Lune’s connections to the art and poetry of its milieu, Gurminder Bhogal will draw attention to how this piece continues to be re-imagined across genres and media including film, popular music, and video games.

Sponsored by co-sponsored by the Carleton & St. Olaf music departments, funded by the Mellon Broadening the Bridge grant. Contact: Holly Streekstra, x4475