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Google Doodle goes 'Lune-ey' with Claude Debussy


Google on Thursday marked the 151st birth anniversary of French composer Achille Claude Debussy with - what else - a doodle that plays a clip of one of his works.
 
Visitors to Google's home page were greeted with an interactive doodle that plays a clip from one of Debussy's compositions - if the big red Play button is clicked.
 
The clip features Debussy's "Clair de Lune."
 
A separate article on CNET said the doodle described "a moonlit stroll down a riverside, with Achille-Claude Debussy's 'Clair De Lune' as your background music."
 
Debussy was a prominent figure linked to impressionist music and is considered one of the most famous and influential composers.
 
As in past doodles, clicking on the spyglass in the doodle takes the visitor to a Search results page for "Claude Debussy."
 
"We sought out to create an animated doodle to commemorate Debussy as one of the most influential composers of all time. At the outstart, the task of creating and coding visual imagery that does justice to the spirit of his music seemed incredibly daunting. But, as it turned out, all I needed to do was to resurrect my trusty CD player and hit play, and the inspiration would start flooding in. I felt flickering lights, a quiet city and pouring rain set against the magical melody of Clair de Lune," said doodler Leon Hong.
 
Hong said his doodle aimed "to make a doodle that would look nice as a French wine label."
 
Debussy was born into a poor family in France, but had a gift for the piano.
 
He won the Prix de Rome at age 22, which financed two years of further musical study in Rome. — TJD, GMA News
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