Claude Debussy Biography Profile

12 Feb 2006, 04:25  11,938,127  875,383

Claude Debussy

Achille-Claude Debussy (22nd August 1862 – 25th March 1918) was a French composer. He was one of the most important figures in music at the turn of the 20th century; his music represents the transition from late-romantic to 20th century classical.

Debussy's most dramatic contribution to music history was his disregard for traditional chord structures and tonality. He is one of the most important exponents of the whole tone scale in classical music history. His compositions flowed without a strict sense of metre or rhythm, and are considered the pioneering works of the Impressionist genre of classical music, named in comparison with the visual arts movement.

Debussy's impact was far reaching. His free use of harmony, which often altogether disregarded the concepts of tertian harmony, has been cited as an influence on the rise of Jazz music later in the 20th century.


Top Track of "Claude Debussy"

Clair de lune - Claude Debussy

Clair de lune

448,414
2,241,839
Reverie - Claude Debussy

Reverie

81,164
216,378
L'isle joyeuse - Claude Debussy

L'isle joyeuse

50,236
103,046
Valse romantique - Claude Debussy

Valse romantique

49,001
106,767
Rêverie - Claude Debussy

Rêverie

39,371
96,706
Beau soir - Claude Debussy

Beau soir

38,935
95,621
Rêverie, L 68 - Claude Debussy

Rêverie, L 68

35,940
81,979
Nocturne - Claude Debussy

Nocturne

33,068
69,494
La plus que lente - Claude Debussy

La plus que lente

30,840
64,607
Mazurka - Claude Debussy

Mazurka

25,691
48,376
Arabesque No. 1 - Claude Debussy

Arabesque No. 1

23,806
65,163
The snow is dancing - Claude Debussy

The snow is dancing

21,303
42,168
Golliwog's Cakewalk - Claude Debussy

Golliwog's Cakewalk

18,691
44,244
La Mer - Claude Debussy

La Mer

16,993
33,445
Arabesque - Claude Debussy

Arabesque

16,720
75,403
Jardins sous la pluie - Claude Debussy

Jardins sous la pluie

14,241
25,636
The little shepherd - Claude Debussy

The little shepherd

13,390
27,347
En Bateau - Claude Debussy

En Bateau

13,287
29,708
Ballade - Claude Debussy

Ballade

13,211
29,475
Mouvement - Claude Debussy

Mouvement

13,080
21,066
Nocturne in Ab Major - Claude Debussy

Nocturne in Ab Major

12,170
20,225
Pagodes - Claude Debussy

Pagodes

11,199
21,980