Claude Debussy

At the turn of the 20th century, classical music began moving away from its romantic period and into the modern era. Nobody was more instrumental to this shift than Claude Debussy. Direct all questions about Debussy's style, compositions, influences, and his historic rivalry with fellow composer Maurice Ravel, into this category.

Claude Debussy

How do you pronounce Debussy?

Literally you would say it as "Day-bu-say"

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Where can I get a translation and text of Debussy's noel des enfants?

la voici:

www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=4342

www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=4341

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What was claude debussy's religion?

Claude Debussy was a Neo-pagan.

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Where did debussy live?

France & Russia. He is buried in France, however.

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In what year was the composition called RΓ©verie by Debussy composed?

RΓͺverie ("reverie", "dream", or "daydream" in French) was composed in 1890.

It is one of his early works, at the turning point of the switch from the Late-Romantic era to the Modernism/Impressionist era.

It was written around the same time as the famous piece Clair de Lune.

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Was Debussy an atheist?

He described himself as a "neo-Pagan". Unfortunately, neopaganism covers a huge range of beliefs from pantheism to a spiritual atheism, so I'm afraid the answer is "maybe".

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What style of music did Claude Debussy write and play?

Debussy was the first Impressionist composer, a term which Debussy detested. He and Ravel were the two great Impressionists, but there were others.

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What instrument is not prominently used in debussy's prelude to the afternoon of a faun?

Guitar, Drumset, Berry Sax...ect

jk.

Instruments that are featured are Oboe English Horn, Flute, Harp, Clarinet, horn, bassoon, and strings. Instruments that are not super featured are mostly the other brass instruments which rest forever or are tacet.

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What songs did claude debussy write?

Clair de Lune

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Did Claude Debussy have any siblings?

yes! he was the oldest of five!

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What is claude debussy's daughter?

Her name was Claude-Emma, nicknamed Chou-Chou.

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Where can you find a recording of 'Meditation on a Theme of Debussy' by Zoltan Kodaly?

Composed in 1925. You can find a recording in a box set of Kodaly's complete works for piano, or on one of the Classical Relaxation cd's.

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How many pieces did claude debussy compose?

Over 88.

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What Piano Grade is Clair de lune by Debussy?

It depends how you play it. It's about grade 7-8 but if it's played really well it's diploma standard.

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What is the difference between debussy and ravel style?

Ravel was known for having a formal structure; while Debussy did not stick to any specific form or structure. People often considered Debussy to be more of the improvisation due to the lack of traditional form and rhythmicized time. Ravel often used Ternary Form of Dance or the Sonata Form which are both types of structured forms. Ternary form is three (3) part (A-B-A), where the first and third part are almost the the same. Debussy occasionally used Ternary form, but often expressed new ideas in themes which made his work less-unified as one. In order to unify his composition, Debussy threw in recurring themes instead of using formal structure.

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How did debussy die?

Claude Debussy died in Paris on March 25, 1918 from colorectal cancer (he had survived one of the first colostomy operations ever performed two years earlier)

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What is the meter of debussy Clair de lune?

9/8 time.

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Did Debussy's daughter die of cancer?

No, diptheria. Debussy himself died of colorectal cancer in 1918, and his daughter Claude-Emma, or Chouchou, died a year later, at age 14.

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Is lamer a work of debussy?

La Mer = YES

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For what instruments did claude debussy write for?

the electric guitar (;

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Famous songs written by claude debussy?

Clair-de-Lune you may have herd it before some others are

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Where was Claude Debussy born?

Claude Debussy was born in Paris, France.

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What inspired Debussy to compose the Preludes?

The fact that they all have names should answer this question.

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How did claude debussy's wife die?

Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. His wife Rosalie Texier, shot herself but did not die from that. History metions Claude death from cancer but it does not state the cause for Rosalie death.

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Who was Debussy's wife?

Debussy was married twice. His first wife was Rosalie Texier, and his second was Emma Bardac. He remained with Emma until his death.

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