In any view of Debussy’s style and the elements of his musical language the main problem is to define his attitude to tonality. Achille-Claude Debussy (22nd August 1862 – 25th March 1918) was a French composer. Boîte à joujoux Debussy Hellé.png 615 × 346; 369 KB. One set of compositions Debussy titled ‘Suite Bergamasque’ (1890-1905), included a piece ‘Clair De Lune’ that has become one of the most enduringly popular works for piano written by Debussy. original 1890 title Promenade sentimentale; II. Not a single idea is expressed fully, the form is terribly shriveled, and it lacks unity." Claude Debussy died a century ago, but his music has not grown old. 1st version of Sarabande from Pour le piano L 95, discovered 1977, published as Étude retrouvée, lost, only two pieces survive: the Overture in a piano four-hands reduction L 20, and fragments of a vocal duet with accompaniment in piano reduction L 48[citation needed], lost, only two pieces survive with accompaniment in piano reductions: Il dort encore (aria from Scene 1) L 34, and Ode Bachique (vocal duet) L 41. complete except for sketches for the orchestration; "reconstituted" from the mss in 1987 by Richard Langham Smith, orchestrated 1993 by Edison Denisov, unfinished, one piece only: Berceuse: Il était une fois une fée qui avait un beau sceptre (solo), scored for solo voice without accompaniment, three of the pieces are arrangements of L 97, 2 sections (Fanfare d'ouverture, Le Sommeil de Lear) completed and orchestrated by Jean Roger-Ducasse 1926, completed, revised, and orchestrated by Juan Allende-Blin 1979; also completed (new version) by Robert Orledge 2013, orchestrated by André Caplet in collaboration with Debussy. Bound only lightly to the past, it floats in time. It might be outdated or ideologically biased. Debussy had a wide range of influences. Listening to his music is like hearing the auditory component of a unicorn's dream about clouds. 5), L. 119/5 (113/5), Madrid, princesse des Espagnes, song for voice & piano, L. 1 (2), Mandoline ("Les donneurs de sérénades"), song for voice & piano, L. 43 (29), Marche écossaise, sur un thème populaire, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra), L. 83 (77), Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, incidental music for soloists, chorus & orchestra, L. 130 (124), Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, symphonic fragments (arranged by Caplet), Mélodies (3), song collection for voice & piano, L. 85 (81), Menuet, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. It was started in 1903 in France and completed in 1905 on the English Channel coast in Eastbourne. Claude Debussy was a French composer. Debussy, Achille Claude Born Aug. 22, 1862, in St.-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris; died Mar. Early Life prelude to the afternoon of a faun For this accomplishment, he is usually considered to be France's greatest composer. Read Full Biography. 3), L. 119/3 (113/3), La sérénade interrompue, prelude for piano, L. 125/9 (117/9), Sirènes, for female chorus & orchestra (Nocturne No. Pelleas et Melisande 3. 1), L. 98/1 (91/1), Nuit d'étoiles ("Nuit d'étoiles, sous tes voiles"), song for voice & piano, L. 2 (4), Nuits blanches ("Tout à l'heureses mains plus délicates"), songs for voice & piano, L. 101 (94), L'ombre des arbres ("L'ombre des arbres dans dans la rivière embrumée"), song for voice & piano, L. 63/3 (60/3), Ondine, prelude for piano, L. 131/8 (123/8), Page d'album (Pièce pour l'oeuvre du "Vêtement du blessé"), for piano, L. 141 (133), Pantomime ("Pierrot qui n'a rien d'un Clitandre"), song for voice & piano, L. 47 (31), Les papillons, song for voice & piano, L. 21, Passepied, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 2 in G major, L. 74/2 (66/2), L'archet ("Elle avait de beaux cheveux blonds"), song for voice & piano, L. 22 (46), Ariettes oubliées (6), song cycle for voice & piano, L. 63 (60), La grotte ("Auprès de cette grotte sombre"), song for voice & piano, L. 129/1 (118/1), Les baisers d'amour, song for voice & piano, L. 9, Le balcon ("Mère de souvenirs, maîtresses de maîtresses"), song for voice & piano, L. 70/1 (64/1), Ballade (slave), for piano (or piano, 4 hands), L. 78 (70), Ballade de Villon à s'Amye ("Faulse beauté qui tant me couste cher"), song for voice & piano, L. 126/1 (119/1), Ballade des femmes de Paris ("Quoy qu'on tient belles langagières"), song for voice & piano, L. 126/3 (119/3), Ballade que Villon feit à la requeste de sa mère pour prier Nostre Dame, song for voice & piano, L. 126/2 (119/2), Ballades de François Villon (3), song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra), L.126 (119), Beau soir ("Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses"), song for voice & piano, L. 84 (6), La belle au bois dormant ("Des trous à son pourpoint vermeil"), song for voice & piano, L. 81 (74), Berceuse ("Il était une fois une fée qui avait un beau sceptre"), song for solo voice, L. 100 (93), Berceuse héroïque for piano (or orchestra), L. 140 (132), Bilitis, for 2 flutes, 2 harps & celesta, L. 102/6 (96/6), La boîte à joujoux (The Toybox), ballet, L. 136 (128), Brouillards, prelude for piano, L. 131/1 (123/1), Bruyères, prelude for piano, L. 131/5 (123/5), C'est l'extase ("C'est l'extase langoureuse"), song for voice & piano, L. 63/1 (60/1), Canope, prelude for piano, L. 131/10 (123/10), Caprice ("Quand je baise, pâle de fièvre"). 5 compositions of Claude Debussy 2. If you know the precise information of these, please let me know the information! Read Full Biography. The ‘suite’ looks back to the music of the Baroque (clearly heard in the final movement titled ‘Passepied’ ), whilst adopting a distinctly 20 th -century approach to melody, harmony, and structure. 2), L. 82/2 (75/2), La mer est plus belle, song for voice & piano, L. 85/1 (81/1), La Mer, symphonic sketches (3) for orchestra, L. 111 (109), Minstrels, prelude for piano, L. 125/12 (117/12), Morceau de Concours (Pièce), for piano, L. 117 (108), La mort des amants ("Nous aurons de lits pleins d'odeurs légères"), song for voice & piano, L. 70/5 (64/5), Musique ("La lune se levait, pure, mais plus glacée"), song for voice & piano, L. 54 (44), No-ja-li, ballet (sketches; originally titled "La Palais du silence"), L. 138 (130), Nocturne and Scherzo, for cello & piano, L. 39 (26), Nocturnes, for female chorus & orchestra, L. 98 (91), Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison, for voice & piano, L. 147 (139), Nuages, for orchestra (Nocturne No. Listening to his music is like hearing the auditory component of a unicorn's dream about clouds. 1 in E major, L. 74/1 (66/1), Arabesque, for piano No. The composer created 6 music pieces inspired by childhood in a collection called Debussy's Children’s Corner (1908), and this is the best example, in our opinion. Pelleas et Melisande