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  Claude Debussy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Debussy was not only one of the most important French composers but was also one of the most important figures in music at the turn of the last century; his music represents the transition from late-romantic music to 20th century modernist music.
Claude Debussy died in Paris on March 25, 1918 from rectal cancer, during the bombardment of Paris by airships and long-distance guns during the last German offensive of World War I.
Claude Debussy is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.
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 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: Debussy Biography
Debussy was described by his associates as a difficult and reserved man, with an independence that bordered on disdain for convention.
Debussy's last works were three sonatas that were to be part of a cycle of six, and perhaps a new reconciliation with classical forms.
Debussy referred to himself as a "musicien francais" and he is certainly one of the greatest of all French composers.
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 MUS 220 Claude Debussy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Claude was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire in 1872; although he had a good ear and sight-read well, he did not win the premier prix in piano that would have insured his career as a virtuoso.
Debussy was largely self-taught (except in music); his most significant contact with literary "sources" came between the ages of 25-30 among the symbolists.
Debussy is sometimes described as a harmonic innovator; his innovations stem not from new sounds but from new contexts.
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 Claude Debussy biography - 8notes.com
Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France, Claude Debussy studied with Guiraud and others at the Paris Conservatoire (1872-84) and as an 1884 Prix de Rome winner, went to Rome, Italy (1885—7), though more important impressions came from his visits to Bayreuth (1888, 1889) and from hearing Javanese gamelan music in Paris (1889).
Claude Debussy died in Paris on March 25, 1918 during World War I and a siege by the Prussian army who pounded Paris from the 'Big Bertha' gun not far from the capital city.
Debussy's death as well as the World War I coincided with the sad end of the Belle Epoque era which witnessed Paris blooming with sophistication and modernity as never seen before in Europe.
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 Debussy, Claude Achille - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE ACHILLE [Debussy, Claude Achille], 1862-1918, French composer, exponent of musical impressionism.
After traveling in Europe and Russia, Debussy settled down in Paris in 1887 and devoted himself to composing for the rest of his life.
Inspired by a pastoral poem of Mallarmé, it is one of Debussy's most sensuous and evocative orchestral works, lending itself perfectly to ballet.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
Claude Debussy was arguably the most influential composer of the late 19th and early 20th century.
At the Paris exhibition in 1889, Debussy was attracted to the spontaneous music of the Javanese gamelon and this was to have a decisive and lasting effect on his music.
Debussy sketched out orchestration for his Rapsodie for saxophone and piano, completed after his death by Roger-Ducasse, an interesting addition to the repertoire of an instrument more often neglected by classical composers.
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 Essentials of Music - Composers
Debussy's music is often associated with the contemporary impressionist movement in painting, and his approach shares some characteristics of this style.
Debussy was educated at the Paris Conservatory, and in 1885 he won the coveted Prix de Rome.
Debussy's interest in the exquisite and sensual also led him to an appreciation of the music of other cultures, and his use of various scales beyond the traditional major and minor ones shows the influence of Oriental and Russian music.
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 Wikinfo | Claude Debussy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France, Claude Debussy studied with Guiraud and others at the Paris Conservatoire (1872-84) and as an 1884 Prix de Rome winner, went to Rome, Italy (1885-7), though more important impressions came from his visits to Bayreuth (1888, 1889) and from hearing Javanese music in Paris (1889).
Debussy worked on other opera projects and left substantial sketches for two pieces after tales by Edgar Allan Poe (Le diable dans le beffroi and La chute de la maison Usher), but neither was completed.
Claude Debussy died in Paris on March 25, 1918 and was interred there in the Cimetière de Passy.
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 Debussy
Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye on August 22, 1862, and educated at the Paris Conservatoire, which he entered at the age of 10.
Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande, based on the play of the same name by the Belgian poet Maurice Maeterlinck, was produced in 1902.
Debussy himself did not create a new school of composition, but he liberated music from the limitations of traditional harmony; moreover, the high quality of his own works proved to subsequent composers the validity of experimenting with new ideas and techniques.
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 Claude Debussy - an overview of the classical composer
Debussy was born in Paris and learned piano initially from his Aunt and later from some of France's finest teachers.
Debussy was regarded as somewhat unconventional, always questioning the boundaries of musical traditions.
Debussy's novel methods were to have a great lasting influence on the direction of 20th Century music.
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 Claude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Composer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Claude Debussy exercised widespread influence over later generations of composers, both in his native France and elsewhere.
Debussy sketched out orchestration for his Rapsodie arabe for saxophone and piano, completed after his death by Roger-Ducasse, an interesting addition to the repertoire of an instrument more often neglected by classical composers.
Debussy made a significant addition to the French song repertoire, capturing the spirit, in particular, of the work of poets like Verlaine and Mallarmé, but also turning to earlier poets, including Villon and Charles d'Orléans.
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 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
Debussy also fell under the influence of the French Impressionist painters of the day, in their concentration on color for its own sake and the play of light on sufaces.
Debussy's earliest works are mostly pieces for voice or piano solo, including the very popular piano piece Clair de lune.
Comprised of three symphonic movements Debussy called "sketches," the work is a musical "impression" (for lack of a better term, and one that Debussy loathed) of the sights and sounds of the ocean.
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 Island of Freedom - Claude Debussy
Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and studied at the Paris Conservatoire, which he entered at the age of 10.
It earned Debussy widespread fame for the extent to which his score retained and enhanced the abstract, dreamlike quality of Maeterlinck's play and for his treatment of the melody, which virtually duplicates the rhythm of natural speech.
The lack of fixed tonality in Debussy's music gives it a dreamy quality that some critics of his time referred to as musical impressionism, after the resemblance they saw to the pictorial and understated effects achieved by artists of the impressionist school.
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 Claude Debussy, Composer
When Debussy was born, his father was running a china shop and working as a traveling salesman and a printer's assistant.
Debussy won second prize in the Prix de Rome in 1883 and then in 1884, he won first prize with his composition L'enfant prodigue.
Debussy fell in love with singer Emma Bardac and later married her.
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 Claude Debussy
Debussy was a French composer active in the same era (1862-1918) as the Impressionist painters, with whom he socialized and with whom his musical style is often associated.
The sense of Debussy's music is not that he sought to objectify natural beauty, or to describe it via some kind of musical journalism, but instead that he sought to transmit to his listeners the wonder and gentle musing associated with consciousness of beauty.
Whatever his goals, Debussy succeeded in translating his human resonance with nature into musical form; something no one else had even considered.
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 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: Biography of Claude Debussy
In 1893 Debussy began work on an opera based on Maeterlinck's play Pelléas et Mélisande, a task that was to occupy him for nearly 10 years.
Debussy was among the greatest and most important of 20th-cent.
In general Debussy's effects are understated, his aim being for a ‘sonorous halo’ of sound.
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 Claude Debussy - AOL Music
Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye in 1862.
BIOGRAPHY: "Achille - Claude Debussy is one of the most influential composers who creates a unique and forward-looking style of innovative technical finish...
Download, listen and watch Claude Debussy music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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 Repertoire: Debussy
Achille Claude Debussy was a French composer whose harmonic innovations helped pave the way for the musical upheavals of the 20th century.
Feux d'artifice, the tightrope act with which Debussy concludes his two volumes of Preludes, is remarkable not so much for its pyrotechnic innovations as for its anticipation of the composition styles of the future.
The impression of novelty is further enhanced by the extremely fragmented and amorphous nature of its form and thematic material.
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 Astrocartography of Claude Debussy's Least-aspected Pluto
French composer Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, just east of his Pri­mary Pluto, which runs in a vertical, Midheaven position along the border of France and Germany.
When Debussy was seventeen years old, he commenced his travels through Europe as the “musical companion” of Mme von Meck, who was a friend of Tchaikovsky (1879).
Debussy’s early work was influenced by Richard Wagner, whose native Ger­many is framed within Debussy’s narrowly focused Transcendental Midpoint-Field.
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 Claude Debussy Discography & Biography, Claude Debussy Albums & CDs
Claude Debussy was one of the most important French composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Debussy's use of non-traditional scales and tonality would be a major influence on 20th century music.
Debussy / Janácek / Nielsen / Ravel / Schumann / Brahms: Violin and Viola Sonatas
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 Claude Debussy on Almondnet
Debussy was fascinated by the Javanese gamelan music he heard at the 1889...
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Debussy was born in Paris and learned piano initially from his Aunt and later...
Although in later years Debussy could be seen in music shops surreptitiously peeping at the latest works of his...
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 BBC - Music / Profiles - Debussy
Because that’s something music can do better than painting: it can centralise variations of colour and light within a single picture - a truth generally ignored, obvious as it is.
Debussy in a letter to his pupil Raoul Bardac in 1906.
Debussy was fascinated by the Javanese gamelan music he heard at the 1889 Paris Exhibition
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 Biography - Claude Debussy (Bio 348)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Debussy, (Achille-) Claude (Born; St Germain-en-Laye, 22 Aug 1862; Died; Paris, 25 March 1918).
Debussy worked on other opera projects and left substantial sketches for two pieces after tales by Poe (Le diable dans le beffroi and La chute de la maison Usher), but nothing was completed.
Other late stage works, including the ballets Khamma (1912) and La boite a joujoux (1913) and the mystery play Le martyre de St Sebastien (1911), were not completely orchestrated by Debussy, though St Sebastien is remarkable in sustaining an antique modal atmosphere that otherwise was touched only in relatively short piano pieces (e.g.'La cathedrale engloutie').
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 San Francisco Bach Choir: Claude Debussy
Claude Achille Debussy, born in Paris, France, was one of the original exponents of musical Impressionism.
He employed the whole-tone scale to create nuances of mood and expression, exploring unusual harmonies and dissonances.
An original essay on Debussy (written in French) and MIDI files of some of his works.
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 www.myspace.com/c_debussy
The aeolian mode transposed into C sharp minor, the whole tone scale, parallel chords, non-functional harmony, Wagner, non-diatonic stuff, acid jungle.
I was born in Paris and studied at the Paris Conservatoire from 1872 to 1884.
I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for adding me! Debussy was a genius...thank you for creating a lovely tribute page for him and thanks for uploading Clair de Lune, one of the lovliest pieces of music ever composed.
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