Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    22nd August 1862
  • Died
    25th March 1918
  • Birthplace
    Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

Claude-Achille Debussy 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. Debussy is among the most important of all French composers, and a central figure in European music of the turn of the 20th century. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. 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. His music virtually defines the transition from late-Romantic music to 20th century modernist music. 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.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
3 Ballades de François Villon Ballade Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ballade Ballade Piano
Jeux Ballet Orchestra
Khamma Ballet Piano and orchestra
La damoiselle élue Cantata Choir and Orchestra
L'enfant prodigue Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Danse sacrée et danse profane Dance Harp
Danse (Tarentelle styrienne) Dance Piano
The Little Nigar Dance Piano
Etudes, L. 136 Etude Piano
Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra Fantasy Piano and orchestra
Élégie Funeral Music Piano
Mazurka Mazurka Piano
3 Chansons de France Mélodie Voice(s) and Piano
Aimons-nous et dormons Mélodie Voice(s) and Piano
Apparition Mélodie Voice(s) and Piano
Beau soir Mélodie Voice(s) and Piano
Clair de lune (song) Mélodie Piano
Dans le jardin Mélodie Voice(s) and Piano
La belle au bois dormant Mélodie Voice(s) and Piano