Claude A Debussy

(1862 - 1918)

French

Claude Debussy was an important composer of impressionist classical music. He was fascinated by exoticism, and utilised many scales and harmonies from distant places. His individual approach was governed by strict structures (although sometimes not traditional ones), and Debussy often turned to mathematical patterns such as the Fibonacci sequence when composing. He was a skilled orchestrator, creating delicate, shimmering textures whilst still utilising every instrument at his disposal. His Piano works are a staple of the repertoire.

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