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
Le triomphe de Bacchus Piano piece Chamber group
Lindaraja Piano piece Chamber group
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (ensemble arr.) Prelude Chamber group
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp Sonata Chamber group
En blanc et noir Suite Chamber group
Piano Trio in G major Trio Chamber group