Debussy, was born in Paris France
in 1862, and died there in1918. He is the creator of musical
main stream of music prior to Debussy was dominated by German and Austrian
composers. He changed all that by moving in a different direction from their
purely romantic style. He lived in Paris when it was fast becoming the new hub
of European culture. In 1890 he lived in an apartment in Monmartre, surrounded
by other artists, writers and composers.
Famous orchestral works
include tone poems La Mer and
L'apres midi d'un faune. , He wrote the opera Pelleas & Melisande, and many piano pieces
such as Clair de Lune and The Sunken Cathedral. He
also wrote some song settings.