Claude Debussy
Date of Birth
Aug 22, 1862
Birth Place:
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

Biography

Imagery inspired much of this Impressionist composer's work: footsteps in the snow, dead leaves, fireworks, clouds, moonlight, the overwhelming presence of the sea, ancient festivals, circus and Greek mythological figures, caricatures of officials, Poe's stories, children's games, gardens in the rain, shadows, golden fish, an engulfed cathedral, and much more. One orchestral and one piano set are...