Definition of Debussy, Claude in English:

Debussy, Claude

Line breaks: Claude De|bussy
Pronunciation: /dəˈb(j)uːsi
 
, dəbysi/
  • (1862–1918), French composer and critic; full name Achille Claude Debussy. Debussy carried the ideas of impressionist art and symbolist poetry into music, using melodies based on the whole-tone scale and delicate harmonies exploiting overtones. Notable works: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1894).

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody