Harvey Lee Snyder now has a website!

Harvey Lee Snyder author of the book, Afternoon of a Faun – How Debussy Created a New Music for the Modern World, now has a website for his book! When visiting the page you will learn more about Debussy’s music and about the book itself. Go take a look by clicking on the link below, and let us know what you think!


00123940Here is the story of a poor, unschooled Parisian boy swept by odd coincidences to the Paris Conservatory at age ten. Here is a brilliant man struggling to invent a tonal language capable of expressing his unique musical vision, finding inspiration not in Bach and Beethoven but in Mallarmé’s poetry and the paintings of Whistler and Turner; a man determined to end two centuries of Germanic domination of European music. Here is a reclusive, gentle man whose misguided love affairs ended in scandal and scorn. His hard work failed to end decades of poverty and debt, but, as is made clear in Afternoon of a Faun, Debussy was at the time of his death in 1918, and remains today, the foremost French composer of the 20th century.


Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

Posted on October 19, 2015, in Classical & Opera and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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