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Composer

Claude Achille Debussy

Info
1862/08/22
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1918/03/25
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France
Romantic
Orchestral, Chamber, Opera, Piano

Biography

Claude Debussy started off at the age of 10 as a brilliant student winning prizes for compositions at the Paris Conservatoire de Musique. He was different from musicians because he did not follow the rules. Instead he clustered notes together. He soon was well known and was called to work for the Russian socialite Madame Nadezhda von meck. Debussy also was well known for his relationships with women. He had affairs causing previous women to attempt suicide with the exception of Therese Roger. Debussy's new style of music helped to open the door for jazz. Debussy died of cancer.


Main Works

Orchestral Music:
L'Enfant prodique (cantata)
La mer
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prélude à "L'après-midi d'un faune")
Nocturnes
Images
La damoiselle élue
Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire
Clair de lune

Piano Music:
The incidental music to the Martydon of St. Sebastian

Ballet:
Juex

Opera:
Pelléas et Mélisande

Claude

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