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The French composer Claude Debussy is regarded as the chief musical figure in the early twentieth-century impressionist school that was centered in Paris. Debussy showed great musical talent at an early age and began studying music at the Paris Conservatory at the age of 10. By the age of 22, he had won the Grand Prix de Rome. Debussy's use of the whole-tone scale in his compositions, which were common to Russian and Asian music, led to expressive harmonies and the achievement of surprising nuances of mood. He also used numerous harsh-sounding harmonies and other new and original compositional techniques and elements. His music, like impressionist painting and poetry, stirs the imagination by its evocation of dreamlike sights and sounds. Because of his revolutionary changes and inventions, Debussy is considered to be one of the most creative and influential forces in the history of music. A list of composers influenced by his work would include nearly every distinguished composer during the first half of the twentieth century. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894), a symphonic poem, is Debussy's famous orchestral work that has been choreographed for ballet and is an example of his use of stunning orchestral coloration. Other outstanding orchestral works are Nocturnes (1899) and La Mer (The Sea) (1905). Among Debussy's impressive piano works are 24 preludes, 12 etudes, and the Suite Bergamasque (1905), which contains the popular "Clair de Lune." Debussy also wrote many individual songs for voice and an opera, Pelleas et Melisande (1892-1902), considered by many to be his masterpiece. Debussy died in Paris of cancer in 1918. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Monsieur Croche et autres écrits
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Children's Corner 76 copies, 2 reviews
La mer [score] 43 copies, 2 reviews
String Quartets 27 copies
Suite bergamasque 25 copies, 1 review
Trois nocturnes [score] 23 copies, 3 reviews
Deux Arabesques 23 copies
Syrinx : pour flûte seule 21 copies, 1 review
Estampes 19 copies
String Quartet No. 1 17 copies, 1 review
Pour le piano 16 copies
Debussy Letters 16 copies
Voice of the Violin (Composer) 11 copies
L'isle joyeuse 10 copies, 1 review
Correspondance 1872-1918 8 copies, 1 review
The Great Recordings (Composer) 8 copies
Images {piano} [score] (Composer) 6 copies
Reverie 6 copies
Danses 5 copies
Debussy: Piano Works 5 copies, 1 review
Jeux 4 copies, 1 review
Piano Works 3 4 copies
Clair De Lune 4 copies
Legend (composer) 4 copies, 1 review
Ballade 4 copies
Chansons de Bilitis 3 copies, 1 review
Jardins sous la pluie 3 copies, 1 review
Romance 2 copies
La Mer / Jeux 2 copies
Sonate 2 copies
12 Preludes 2 copies
Piano Works 4 2 copies
Mazurka 2 copies
Pagodes from Estampes 2 copies, 2 reviews
Quartets 2 copies
Reverie 2 copies, 1 review
Mandoline 2 copies
Printemps 2 copies
Reverie 1 copy
Piano Works 1 copy, 1 review
Iberia 1 copy
Mélodies 1 copy
Estampes (1903) L. 100 1 copy, 1 review
Le Petit ngre 1 copy, 1 review
Rverie 1 copy, 1 review
Danses 1 copy
Rapsodie 1 copy, 1 review
Ormandy 1 copy
Romance of the Violin (Composer) 20 copies
Snowflakes Are Dancing (Composer) 15 copies, 1 review
Romances For Saxophone (Composer) 13 copies
Firebird (Composer) 5 copies
Songs of Debussy & Mozart (Composer) 2 copies
Steinway Legends (Composer) 2 copies
The Emerson Encores (Composer) 2 copies
Ravel · Debussy · Duparc (Composer) 1 copy
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