Claude Debussy


Claude Debussy Bio

Who is Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy was a French composer and one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Early Life (Childhood)

He trained at the Paris Conservatoire, where he was a troublesome student, fighting against the traditional teachings of the school and experimenting with dissonance and intervals, much to the instructors' consternation.

Interesting Facts

Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of nontraditional tonalities. His birthday was honored by Google on August 22, 2013, with a Google Doodle that played "Claire de Lune's" first half.

Personal Life

He was born to a father who was a salesman and a china-shop owner and a mother who was a seamstress. He carried on an eight-year affair with a Parisian lawyer's wife beginning when he was 18.