on Oct 14th, 2009Claude Debussy Suite bergamasque Clair de lune
The Suite bergamasque (IPA: /’bɛʀgamask/) is one of the most famous piano suites by Claude Debussy. It was likely named after Paul Verlaine’s poem “Clair de lune”, which possibly alludes to a bergamask. It is also commonly believed that the Suite Bergamasque is derived from Fêtes Gallantes, a poem by Paul Verlaine. Debussy wrote the suite in 1888 at age 26, but it was not published until 1903.
Clair de lune
The third movement of Suite bergamasque is its most famous; titled “Clair de lune”, meaning moonlight. It was written with Paul Verlaine’s poem of the same name in mind. It is mostly played pianissimo and is in D-flat major.