Claude Debussy, Paperback



Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was a great harmonic innovator and one of the most original musical voices of the twentieth century.

He created fresh, new tonal perspectives without abandoning tonality itself.

With a revolutionary sense of instrumental colour and a fleeting, atmospheric sound world, he is often described, rightly or wrongly, as an 'Impressionist' composer.

This book presents a clear narrative history of Debussy's life, work and cultural context along with essential reference material and striking illustrations, making it a vital purchase for anyone interested in the composer.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 80 b&w ill.
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
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  • Category: Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900)
  • ISBN: 9780714835129



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