124:  Debussy - music without motif

Explicit 124: Debussy - music without motif

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The composer Claude Debussy is quoted as saying "I would like to see, and I will succeed self in producing, music which is entirely free from 'motifs', or rather consisting of one continuous 'motif' which nothing interrupts and which never turns back on itself".  Why would he say such a thing?  What does it mean?  And what can we as listeners expect when confronted wit music that is never interrupted?  (Yes, there will be an obligatory reference to Heraclitus). ... See More

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