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 (də-byo͞o′sē, dĕb′yo͞o-sē′, də-bü-sē′), Claude Achille 1862-1918.
French composer best known for impressionist works such as the tone poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894).


(dəˈbjuːsɪ; ˈdeɪbjuːsɪ; French dəbysi)
(Biography) (Achille) Claude (klod). 1862–1918, French composer and critic, the creator of impressionism in music and a profound influence on contemporary composition. His works include Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894) and La Mer (1905) for orchestra, the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), and many piano pieces and song settings


(ˌdɛb yʊˈsi, ˌdeɪ byʊ-, dəˈbyu si)

Claude Achille, 1862–1918, French composer.
De•bus′sy•an, adj.
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Noun1.Debussy - French composer who is said to have created Impressionism in music (1862-1918)
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Fanny made me swear to do three things while I was in Paris: get her the score of the last Debussy songs, go to the Grand-Guignol and see Madame Olenska.
Considering it, the mind reeled under visions of the feasts of Elagabalus; and the subtle harmonies of Debussy mingled with the musty, fragrant romance of chests in which have been kept old clothes, ruffs, hose, doublets, of a forgotten generation, and the wan odour of lilies of the valley and the savour of Cheddar cheese.
If Monet's really Debussy, and Debussy's really Monet, neither gentleman is worth his salt--that's my opinion.
Behind Monet and Debussy the umbrella persisted, with the steady beat of a drum.
There really isn't anything by Debussy you can think of off the top of your head that isn't here, at least in part.
Roger Nichols has for many years been one of the most expert authorities on modern French music in general and on Debussy and Ravel in particular.
With Novas' Debussy and nECO, engineers can quickly isolate relevant logic and propagate changes throughout the design hierarchy and generate updated hardware description language source code.
Thursday and Friday night, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago gave early 20th-century ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev top billing on a program that also included such artists as Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Pablo Picasso and Vaslav Nijinsky.
Letters written to and by Debussy are translated in the text, but the original French is included in the extensive footnotes.
ARLINGTON MILLION winner Debussy may warm up for a tilt at the Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs on November 6 by contesting the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket on October 16, trainer John Gosden said yesterday.
Kent Cook from Illinois Wesleyan University, who performed the Debussy Preludes in recital and conducted a master class.
Both main works, Nocturnes and La mer, are spectacularly well played, as is the PrAlude and a comparative rarity, Berceuse hArooque, which Debussy wrote in 1914 to mark the fall of Belgium.