“A Painter in Sound”

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/books/review/claude-debussy-stephen-walsh-biography.html

It is not easy to write meaningfully about music without resorting to technical terminology, and the list of those authors who can find accessible language to convey its subtleties to the nonspecialist is depressingly short. Walsh is a deep reader of Debussy’s music with an uncommon ability to translate complex details into words that are precise yet evocative and that are refreshingly free of academic jargon.

(John Adams, “John Adams on Debussy,” NYTimes, 11-20-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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