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!
Here 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.