Claude Debussy (1862-1918)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Prélude à L’Après-Midi D’Un Faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), La Mer, Nocturnes, Images

Fun Facts

  • Debussy did not come from a musical family, but he started playing piano at age 7.
  • Although he did not like the term, his music was called “impressionistic”, which is music that focuses on mood and atmosphere.
  • Debussy’s birth name was Achille Claude Debussy. He later dropped his first name.

Get to know Debussy in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Robert Firdman!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Debussy’s Music

  • None at this time

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