Antoine François Marmontel

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    Claude Debussy was one of the leading composers of the twentieth century. His music pioneered new genres, and he was considered the father of impressionistic music. To understand Claude Debussy and his music, it is important to take a look at his early life and what effect that may have had on his character and influences. His early life had great influence on his musicality and musicianship, specifically his song set Quatre Chansons de Jeunesse. Achille-Claude Debussy (known as Claude Debussy) was

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    Georges. His father was Adolphe Bizet, a hairdresser/wigmaker turned singing teacher with no familial background in the art of music. However, his mother was Aimee Delsarte, an accomplished pianist from a musically prominent family. Aimee’s brother, Francois was well-known singer and teacher who performed in many royal courts. Not only that, but Francois’s wife, Rosine, was a child prodigy and became an assistant professor at the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of 13. Georges Bizet did not have any

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