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Born on August 22
Passed Away on March 25
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Claude Debussy

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Claude Debussy Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918) was a French composer.

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He broke with the dominant tradition of German Romanticism and introduced new qualities of melody and harmony based on the whole-tone scale, evoking oriental music.

His work includes Prelude I'apres-midi d'un faune in 1894 and the opera Pellas et Melisande in 1902.

Among his other works are numerous piano pieces, songs, orchestral pieces such as La Mer 1903-1905, and the ballet Jeux 1910-1913. Debussy also wrote with humour about the music of his day, using the fictional character Monsieur Croche 'anti-dilettante' (professional debunker).

Why is Claude Debussy famous?

Claude Debussy one of the most prominent figures of impressionist music.

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Category: Musicians  - ( Musicians Archive)

Date Added: 23 December '11

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