La Mer by Claude Debussy

La Mer
1905
Orchestral

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy
Romantic, Classical, Impressionist
Born: 22 August 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Nationality: French
Died: 25 March 1918, Paris France

Debussy was a composer. He is seen as the first impressionist composer, although he himself rejected the term. Among the first influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries he was born to a family of modest means and little cultural involvement. He showed a musical talent enough to be admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris, France’s leading musical college, at age ten. Initially a student of the piano, he found his vocation in innovative composition and took many years to develop his mature style. He was nearly forty when he achieved international fame with his only opera, Pelléas et Mélisande

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