Quote for Today: Claude Debussy

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I wish to write down my musical dreams in a spirit of utter self-detachment. I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naïve candor of a child. No doubt, this simple musical grammar will jar on some people. It is bound to offend the partisans of deceit and artifice. I foresee that and rejoice at it.

–As quoted in Claude Debussy: His Life and Works (1933) by Léon Vallas

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