Claude-Achille Debussy  (1862-1918)
Last updated: 24.06.17
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Claude-Achille [really named Achille-Claude] was a French composer, also noted as critic; born near Paris, worked and died in Paris, visited Russia 1881. Worked out new outlook on harmony and musical structure, of which the name impressionism reveals its kinship with contemporary visual art; he has affinity also with such poets as Verlaine and Baudelaire, whom he set. Was first pro- then anti-Wagner; his opera "Pelleas and Melisande" (dedicated to André Messager) is unlike any predecessor though seemingly indebted to Mussorgsky for cultivation with natural speech-inflexions. In addition to operas he wrote works for orchestra, 2 books of piano preludes and other piano works; string quartet, violin sonata and cello sonata.
For data housekeeping purposes he is listed in these webpages as the one-off composer of Golliwog's Cakewalk (1908) which is of course immense ragtime interest.
Books :
Books:
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Own Library :
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Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
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Recorder Music CDs:
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cd15.gif American Recorder Orchestra of the West on "The French Spirit"
Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Le Ragtime" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Marco Fumo on "Last Time Rag: Joplin - Morton et al" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Royal City Saxophone Quartet on "Ragtime for Rent" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Brass Music CDs:
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cd15.gif South Shore Circus Concert Band on "Sounds of the Circus - Volume 21" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
Children's Corner (4 Pieces arranged for Recorder Quartet)(D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Publisher: Heinrichshoven's Verlag (N02142)
Children's Corner (4 Pieces arranged for Recorder Quartet)(D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Publisher: Heinrichshoven's Verlag (N02143)
Fanfare for a Procession(B/B/B/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score.
Publisher: Magnamusic (PP00114)
766934.gifGolliwogg's Cake-Walk(S/D/A/A/T/T/B/GB)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest (HARA066)