Debussy

Debussy
Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918), known since the 1890s as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy, was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.

Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of nontraditional tonalities. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.
Close
Debussy

Debussy

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918), known since the 1890s as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy, was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a...
Read More
32 albums
Download from €5.00 | Buy on CD from €10.00

DEBUSSY Ibéria

Recorded in 1950
Duration: 16:54

Le Grand Orchestre Symphonique de L'I.N.R.,
Conductor: Franz André

Download from €7.00 | Buy on CD from €10.00

DEBUSSY La Mer
RAVEL La Valse
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
Recorded in 1951 & 1953
Total duration: 67:41 

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
conductor Ernest Ansermet

Download from €14.00 | Buy on CD from €20.00

DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande

Live broadcast performance, 1962
Total duration: 2hr 37:06
Additional 15 minute Ansermet interview included with downloads

George London - Golaud
Anna Moffo -
Mélisande
Nicolai Gedda -
Pelléas
Blanche Thebom -
Geneviève
Jerome Hines -
Arkel
Teresa Stratas -
Yniold
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
conducted by Ernest Ansermet

Download from €19.95 | Buy on CD from €28.50

BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 1: Haydn, Lalo, Debussy
BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 2: Mendelssohn, Ghedini, Dvořák
BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 3: Addison, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Gounod

Recorded live in 1959

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

Save 5% when you purchase all three volumes together

Download from €7.00 | Buy on CD from €10.00

HAYDN Symphony No. 101, "Clock"
LALO Symphony in G minor
DEBUSSY Cortège & Air de Danse from L'enfant prodigue

Recorded live in 1959
Total duration: 58:42

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

Download from €7.00 | Buy on CD from €10.00

RAVEL String Quintet in F major (1902)
DEBUSSY
String Quintet in G minor (1893)

Recorded 1940, Liederkranz Hall, New York
Total duration: 54:11

The Budapest Quartet