Google on Thursday celebrated the 151st anniversary of French composer Achille-Claude Debussy. The animated and musical doodle synchronized on the piano strings is set on one of his famous pieces ‘Clair de lune’. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
The doodle features a moonlit riverside scene with music playing in the background. It also features flashing streets lights, a windmill, and shadow of cars, boats and cyclists passing by. The animated doodle ends with two people in different boats sharing a red umbrella. Also Read - Google celebrates Hollywood actor, singer and dancer Shirley Temple with animated Doodle
Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, on 22 August 1862. He was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. He was just seven, when he started taking piano lessons in Cannes. In 1884, he won the Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata L’Enfant Prodigue (The Prodigal Child) when he was just 22 years old.
Some of the composer’s major works include Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune, Pelleas et Melisande, Suite Bergamasque, La Cathedrale Engloutie and La Mer.
He died on March 25, 1918 due to rectal cancer at his home in Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
Written by Shruti Saxena. The article first appeared here.