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    Claude Debussy was born on August 22, 1862, in France. Debussy and his parents lived in a very poverty stricken suburb in Paris. By the age of nine, Claude’s gift of being a pianist began to show; and a female Russian millionaire, Nadezha Filaretovna von Meck, persuaded Debussy to play duets with her and her children. After accepting her offer, Claude Debussy began to travel with the woman all throughout Europe during the summer; time that he was not in school at the Conservatory. While in Paris during the time of travel, Debussy fell in love with a singer named Blanche Vasnier. Vasnier had such an emotional effect on Debussy, that she was the influence on many of his early works. Claude Debussy was very torn in his emotions, and they were the contributing factors of his early style. Claude Debussy’s early style led to one of the most known Debussy compositions: Claire de Lune. (Lockspeiser) Claude Debussy acquired the Prix de Rome with his talent, which was a scholarship for French art students in which the Roman government would pay for a student to live and study in Rome for…

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    Claude Debussy, born August 22 1862and died at the age of 56 on the 25th of March 1918. He was born in France and is known as a very influential composer of the 19th century going into the 20th century. Debussy started piano lessons when he was 7 and at age 10 he left to go study many musically related things such as: music history, harmony, and composition. Debussy was considered to change music in such a way that no one had ever heard of. He did this through the development of dissonances…

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    Debussy's Musical Impressionism "I have no hobbies...They never taught me anything but music." ––Claude Debussy. He brought an entirely new musical style into the public eye; he expressed visual phenomena by appealing to auditory senses; he stepped outside of the grasp of Romanticism, yet still followed its pathways; he paved the road for nearly all modern music to be composed after him; he altered music history. Claude Debussy was nothing if not an absolute master of the art of composition,…

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    Born in August 22, 1862 in Saint Germain En Laye, France, Claude Debussy was not known for having the greatest beginning to an exciting life. But while his family did not have a lot of money, they were still able to understand his amazing talent with a piano and by the age of 7 he was in Piano lessons. At the age of 10 or 11 Debussy had entered into the Paris Conservatoire, within his time there his instructors and his fellow students were awed by his obvious talent but often found his musical…

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    Debussy, born Claude Achille Debussy at Saint Germain-en-Laye, France on August 22, 1862, was a profound composer of the twentieth century. Because of the similarities his compositions share with impressionist art, many refer to Debussy as an impressionists. Impressionist, according to the online Webster dictionary, is defined as “one who adheres to the theory or method of impressionism in art; especially, a painter who paints in the impressionistic style; as, the skyrocketing prices of…

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    Debussy was the oldest of five children, and his father Manuel-Achille Debussy, owned a china shop in and his mother, Victorine Manoury Debussy, was a seamstress. In 1867 the family moved to Paris but Debussy's pregnant mother fled in 1870 with Claude to his aunt's home in Cannes to flee the Franco-Prussian War. This is when and where Debussy at the age of seven began piano lessons paid for by his aunt with Italian violinist Cerutti. In 1871 he got the attention of Marie Mauté de Fleurville,…

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    The first song is ‘Voiles’ composed by Claude Debussy. It is a 20th century piece in the Impressionism genre. There is only a piano in this piece, which is unique to the whole tone or Diatonic scale harmony used by Debussy. There are three melodic ideas presented throughout the piece. The first idea has no markings towards beat, the second melodic idea is joined with the first. After the one minute mark, the third melodic idea sets in and it starts to build up then trails off. Next, the song…

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    ARABESQUE no. 1 Title & opus/catalogue no.: Arabesque No.1. Andantino con moto Composer background: Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer. Him, along with Maurice Ravel were the most outstanding people related to Impressionist music. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His music is noted for its sensory and sonic content and the use of nontraditional tonalities. The French literary technique of his period was known as Symbolism. This…

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    I am writing in response to your appalling review of Mr. Debussy's music. I for one am a tremendous fan of Mr. Debussy's stunning and marvelous works. You claim his music is inconsequential and would never last through the ages. I am writing to you from the 21st century and I comprehend Mr. Debussy's name and yet know nothing about you. The chords which you claim are “musical dust and mosaic” are some of the utmost profound and recognizable chords in this world. The fluidity and grace of his…

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    Lines of melodious music filled my ears as I listened to “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy shortly after my eleventh birthday. I imagined myself playing notes on a piano creating euphonious sounds. In that moment, I decided to ask my mother for piano lessons at our local music store. Elated by my mother’s approval, I signed up with a teacher named Floyd. That Saturday afternoon my mother and I sat in a quaint room that held a mahogany vertical piano that beamed brighter than the sun.…

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