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Achille-Claude Debussy (French: [aʃil klod dəbysi]; 22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. He was seen, during his lifetime and afterwards, as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Born to a family of modest means and little cultural interest, Debussy showed enough musical talent to be admitted at the age of ten to France's leading music college, the Conservatoire de Paris. He originally studied the piano, but found his vocation in innovative composition, despite the disapproval of the Conservatoire's conservative professors. He took many years to develop his mature style, and was nearly forty before achieving international fame with his opera Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902, the only opera he completed.
Debussy's orchestral works include the "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" (1894), Nocturnes (1899), and Images (1912). As well as his opera and his orchestral music, he composed a substantial oeuvre of piano works, songs and chamber pieces. His music was to a considerable extent a reaction against Wagner and the German musical tradition. He regarded the symphony as played out, and sought an alternative in his "symphonic sketches", La mer (1904). With early influences including oriental and Russian music, he developed his own innovative style in the use of harmony and orchestral colouring, derided, and unsuccessfully resisted, by the conservative musical establishment of the day. Debussy's works have strongly influenced later composers, in Europe and America, from Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky to George Gershwin and Steve Reich.

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