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Claude-Achille Debussy

Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Death: Died in France
Cause of death: Debussy died of cancer in Paris on 25 March 1918
Immediate Family:

Son of Manuel Achille Debussy and Victorine Joséphine Sophie Manoury
Husband of Rosalie ('Lilly') Texier and Emma Bardac
Father of Claude-Emma Debussy Bardac
Brother of Adele Clémentine Debussy; Emmanuel Debussy; Alfred Debussy and Eugene Octave Debussy

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About Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy, Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune

Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. In France, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. A crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His music is noted for its sensory component and for not often forming around one key or pitch. Often Debussy's work reflected the activities or turbulence in his own life. In French literary circles, the style of this period was known as symbolism, a movement that directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.

Orchestral compositions by Claude Debussy

L 83, Three Scènes au crépuscule (1892–1893) L 86, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894) L 91, Nocturnes (with female choir in Sirènes) (1897–1899) Nuages Fêtes Sirènes L 107, Le roi Lear (1904) L 109, La mer (1903–1905) L 122, Images, Set 3 Gigues (1909–1912) Ibéria (1905–1908) Par les rues et par les chemins Les parfums de la nuit Le matin d'un jour de fête Rondes de printemps (1905–1909)

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