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The Life of Claude

Debussy
By: Natalie Recker

1862: Birth
of Claude
Debussy
(Aug. 22)
Victor Hugo
writes Les
Miserables

Timeline
1877: Claude
Monet, the
French
Impressionist
painter, paints
Old St. Lazare
Station, Paris

1865:
President
Abraham
Licoln is
April 14

1886: The
Statue of
Liberty is
dedicated
in New
York

1893: Hawaii is
proclaimed a
republic; annexed
by treaty to U.S.
in Feb., then in
March the treaty
is withdrawn

1900:Hubert
Cecil Booth
from G.B.
invents the
vacuum
cleaner

1904: Helen Keller,


blind and deaf from
age 19 months,
graduates from
Radcliffe College,
aided by teacherinterpreter Annie
Sullivan

1911: Baseball great


Cy Young retires after
a 21-year career;
baseballs annual
award for best pitcher
would be named for
him

1918: Death of
Claude Debussy;
airmail is
introduced in the
U.S.; federal
government
issues first airmail
stamp

About Debussy
Famous as: Composer
Nationality: French
Born & Died: Born on August 22, 1862
& Died March 25, 1918
Father & Mother: Manuel-Achille
Debussy & Victorine Manoury
Debussy
Spouse & Children: Rosalie (Lilly)
Texier & Claude and Emma Debussy

About Debussys Family


Debussy was the oldest of 5 children
His family owned a china shop
In 1870 Debussy has his first music
lesson with violinist Jean Cerutti.

Famous Songs Debussy Wrote


Piano

Suite Bergamasque - 1890


First Book of Preludes - 1910
Second Book of Preludes - 1913
Etudes - 1915

Orchestral

Nocturnes - 1899
La Mer - 1905
Images - 1912
Jeux (a ballet) - 1913

Pictures

Sources
http://www.classicfm.com/composers/debussy/pictures/debussy-20-facts-aboutgreat-composer/debussy-piano/
http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/classicalcomposers/p/debussy.htm
http://www.debussy.fr/encd/bio/bio1_62-82.php

Audio Sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=CvFH_6DNRCY&feature=kp