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Claude Debussy

Composer Claude Debussy

Profession: Composer


Biography: Clair de Lune, Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Born: August 22, 1862
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Star Sign: Leo

Died: March 25, 1918 (aged 55)
Cause of Death: Colon cancer

Historical Events

  • 1894-12-22 Claude Debussy's first orchestral masterpiece "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris
  • 1901-10-27 1st complete performance of Claude Debussy's orchestral composition "Nocturnes"
  • 1902-04-30 Claude Debussy's only completed opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" premieres in Paris
  • 1905-10-15 Claude Debussy's symphonic sketch "La Mer" premieres in Paris

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