Achille claude debussy was born on august 22 1862 in st germain en laye france. In 1870 debussy relocated to cannes with his mom to escape the franco prussian war which was when he started piano lessons.
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Brief profile of claude debussy. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Claude debussy in full achille claude debussy born august 22 1862 saint germain en laye france died march 25 1918 paris french composer whose works were a seminal force in the music of the 20th century. His father manuel achille debussy ran a china shop and had a hard time making ends meet.
His mature compositions distinctive and appealing combined modernism and sensuality so successfully that their sheer beauty often obscures their technical innovation. He was the oldest of five children. 22 august 1862 25 march 1918 was a french composer.
His father owned a china shop and mother was a seamstress. Today s episode is a brief history of claude d. Debussy began taking piano lessons at age seven and entered the paris conservatory school of fine arts in paris france at the age of.
Debussy was definitely one of the latter. Claude debussy was born on the 22nd of august 1862 to manuel achille debussy and victorine manoury debussy. He was the eldest of the five children his parents had.
Claude debussy born achille claude debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. My brand new premium course. He is sometimes seen as the first impressionist composer although he vigorously rejected the term.
His mother on its own is a seamstress. Claude debussy was born into a poor family in france in 1862 but his obvious gift at the piano sent him to the paris conservatory at age 11. He developed a highly original system of harmony and musical structure that expressed in many respects the ideals to which the impressionist and symbolist painters and writers of his time aspired.
He was always in a relationship with someone and more often than not had started a new relationship before ending the previous one. His father is a shop owner who specialized in the sale of china and crockery. Debussy is considered the founder and leading exponent of musical impressionism although he resisted the label and his adoption of non traditional scales and tonal structures was paradigmatic for.
At age 22 he won the prix de rome which financed two. Composers in general either spend their lives chasing an unobtainable love or they make full use of their artistic appeal to women. Achille claude debussy french.
Claude debussy was born in 1862 in saint germain en laye which is in the western suburbs of paris.