Claude Debussy Biography

Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. In France, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.

Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent eschewing of tonality. The French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Claude Debussy
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Composer, Pianist, Music critic
Ethnicity:
French people
Date of Birth:
August 22, 1862
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
March 25, 1918
Age at Death:
55
Cause of Death:
Colorectal cancer
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