Claude Debussy's Clair de lune Theme is Today's Google Doodle

By Vivek

Google Doodle has been one of the "fun to see" phenomena for internet users and at the same time it has been enriching the users by offering good and knowledgeable insights.

Claude Debussy's Clair de lune Theme is Today's Google Doodle


Today, Google is similarly celebrating the 151st anniversary of the birth of French composer Achille-Claude Debussy with the dark bluish and moonlit themed animated Doodle that is related to one of the best pieces called Clair de lune (Moonlight) from the same composer.

The interactive doodle features a moonlit riverside scene where cars a re moving across the roadside while the foreground of the doodle happens to be a river where a boat comes later and passes by. At the same time, which progresses along with the sound of the piece, the third movement of his most famous piano suites, Suite bergamasque (1890-1905). Moreover, lights in the streets and houses flicker on and off while the silhouettes of cars, boats and cyclists pass by, smoke rises from chimneys and the scene is later dominated by drizzles.

The animated Doodle comes to an end when two people in different boats crosses paths on the river and shares a red umbrella.

Here is a brief history on the famous French composer:

Born on August 22, 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, Claude Debussy's (his full name was Achille-Claude Debussy) gift as a pianist was evident by the age of nine. He grew up in a poverty-stricken suburb of Paris but then came under the the patronage of a Russian millionaires. He then fell in love with a beautiful young wife of an architect, who was also a singer and his love for her inspired many of his early musical compositions. His other major works includes Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, 1894), the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), and La Mer (The Sea, 1905). At an age of 22, he won the Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata L'Enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Child). Sadly, to the world's loss, he died of colon cancer at his home in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris on 25 March 1918 at the age of 55.

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