Our DEBUSSY connection?
in 1884, my daughters' Great-Uncle,
PUECH (Uncle who raised their late
Grandma, Marcelle Clotilde Renée
Puech-Arthaud), ... sculptor,
winner of the "Prix de Rome" was a
student at the Villa Medicis -- for 5 years... Later,
he was 2x the director. Claude
Debussy (composer / pianist) was
there at the same time!
P.S. Some years
later, Denys received the King of Italy (as the, twice-Director
of the Villa Medicis) on 21 June 1922 for the inauguration of the museum that
he had founded in the villa.
Villa Médicis 1884.
Classical pianist and
composer, Claude Debussy
at the Villa Medici in Rome 1885 [at
out-lined in yellow, in the
The gentleman [red
outline] leaning on the wall, his arm behind
the decorative "orb" (ball) ...is
Debussy showed a gift as a
pianist by the age of nine. He was encouraged by Madame
Mauté de Fleurville,
who was associated with the Polish composer Frédéric
Chopin, and in 1873 he entered the Paris Conservatory,
where he studied the piano and composition,
eventually winning the Grand Prix de Rome 1884 with his cantata
L’Enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Child).As a holder of the Grand Prix de Rome, Debussy
was given a three-year
stay at the Villa Medici
(at the same time as Denys Puech).
There is NO doubt - they HAD to know each other!
presume that Great-Uncle Denys KNEW Monsieur Debussy !
(An absolutely INCREDIBLE discovery, me
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