Prof. Gurminder Kaur Bhogal – Class of 1960 Lecture
Tue, October 23rd, 2018
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Prof. Gurminder Kaur Bhogal, Catherine Mills Davis Associate Professor of Music at Wellesley College, gives a Class of 1960 Lecture titled “Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune: From Moonlight to Stardom” for the Williams College Department of Music.
In celebration of the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death in 1918, this lecture will explore how Clair de Lune, a piece for which the French composer had little regard, has managed to become one of his best-known compositions. While examining Clair de Lune‘s connections to the art and poetry of its milieu, Gurminder Bhogal will draw attention to how this piece continues to be re-imagined across genres and media including film, popular music, and video games.
Gurminder Kaur Bhogal has published widely on the music of Ravel, Debussy, Fauré, Stravinsky, and Satie. Her book, “Details of Consequence: Ornament, Music and Art in Paris,” was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. She has recently published another book with Oxford University Press called Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune. At Wellesley College, she teaches courses in music history and theory.