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Claude Debussy, an intriguing French composer of the modern era

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was a French Impressionist composer and critic.

His major works included Clair de lune (Moonlight, in Suite bergamasque, 1890-1905), Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, 1894), the opera Pelleas et Melisande (1902), La Mer (1905; The Sea), and song settings of poems by Verlaine and Baudelaire.

Debussy’s music is noted for its subtle melodies and recitative harmonies.

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