Debussy: Musician of France

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CHAPTER XVII
DEBUSSY LOSES HIS FRIENDS

EXCEPT FOR ERIK SATIE, who always remained indifferent to his personal affairs, Debussy lost all his former friends. Even Pierre Loués, "the only friend in whom I can have full confidence," as Debussy had said at the time of a similar crisis with Gaby, now took a stand "against" him. It is true, however, that during the past two years their relationship had deteriorated to a point where they hardly saw each other and only occasionally exchanged short notes. There could have been several reasons for it: Loués's purely professional jealousy of Debussy's interest in working with Toulet, or Renÿ Peter; his own disappointment whenever there was a question of collaboration with Debussy, or, perhaps, because of his own life after his marriage, his own matrimonial difficulties. Whatever may have been the cause, it was Loués who took leave, so to speak, and Debussy deeply felt his loss and tried over and over again to rescue what was left of the old friendship. Debussy wrote him, on June 17, 1903:

The exorbitant fact of not seeing you for over one year could not be explained by death. . . . You are the friend whom I have certainly loved most and I console myself for the lack of your presence by imagining that you are in a décor so distant that all hope of communicating with you is impossible.

If sometimes someone insists on having seen you, then I, for my part, insist that he is mad. Your sending me your book disturbs the pattern of this dream a little. Imagine! I had tears in my eyes -- so strong was my

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