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Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France. His father was a salesman and kept a china shop. His mother was a seamstress. Some traumatizing events in his childhood caused him a depression and he never spoke about his early years. Later he could not compose without having his favorite porcelain frog. Debussy's piano teacher, ... See full bio »


(age 55) in Paris, France

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 2021 Clair de lune (Short) (original music by)
 2020 The Hunchback Bee of Notre Dame (music - as Debussy)
 2020 Volume Control (Short)
 2020 Horror Hotel (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2020) ... (music)
 2020 Essere Colapesce (Short)
 2020 Hope@Home (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (2020) ... (music)
 2020/II Dream (music by)
 2019 Rêverie (Short) (music: Rêverie)
 2019 Lullabies in Motion: Beau Soir (Short) (writer: "Beau Soir")
 2018 Harman Kardon Citation: Fermata (Music Video)
 2017 Between Petrov and Vodkin (Short)
 2017 The Boris Giltburg Five Minute Library (TV Series) (soundtrack - 1 episode)
- The Thirds - Part 1 (2017) ... (soundtrack)
 2017 Pelléas et Mélissande (Video)
 2017 See you tomorrow God willing (Documentary)
 2017 Arch (TV Special short)
 2016 From Paris with Love (Short) (music)
 2016 El teorema de Santiago (Documentary) (composer: theme music)
 2016/I Alter Ego (music)
 2015 50 Years of Farming for Love & Vegetables (Documentary short) (music: Doctor Gradus and Parnassum)
 2015 How I Met Neji and Mad Bor (Short) (stock music)
 2015 5 Schritte zur Freiheit - Impressionen & Outtakes (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 2013 No place like Oz (Short) (music)
 2012 Pelléas et Mélisande (TV Movie) (music by)
 2012 Whale! (Short) (music)
 2012 The Lost Princess (music)
 2012 Pelleas et Melisande (TV Movie) (music by)
 2012 Sudden Flashes of Light (Short) (music)
 2011 Musik nach dem Krieg - Kosovo zwischen Trauma und Neubeginn (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 2011 Tori Amos: Carry (Music Video)
 2010 Louisiana Music: Musical Clips (TV Series) (soundtrack - 1 episode)
- Syrinx (2010) ... (soundtrack)
 2010/I Nocturne (music)
 2010 Gran Turismo 5 (Video Game) (music)
 2009 Nijinsky 1912 (Short) (composer: theme music)
 2009 Pelleas et Melisande (TV Movie) (music by)
 2009 KH1 (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2008 La capsule de l'homme-fiction (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2008 Peggle Nights (Video Game) (music by)
 2008 Sin (Short) (stock music)
 2006 The Fall of the House of Usher (Video) (music)
 2006 Bagoly-folyó (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2006 Servir? (Documentary)
 2006 The Tuning Fork by Edward Gorey (Short) (music)
 2004 Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (TV Movie) (music by)
 2003 Music, passion, sharing (Documentary) (soundtrack)
 2000 Luz (Short) (music by)
 2000 Merci pour le Chocolat (composer: additional music - as Debussy)
 2000 Claude Debussy: Piano Masterpieces (5) (Music Video) (music)
 1999 Entre Quatre-z-Yeux (TV Special documentary)
 1999/I Pelléas et Mélisande (TV Movie) (music by)
 1999/II Pelléas et Mélisande (TV Movie) (music by)
 1998 24 heures pour Paris (Documentary)
 1994 Debussy (Short) (music)
 1993 Cher Mallarmé (Short) (music)
 1993 Pelléas et Mélisande (TV Movie) (music by)
 1992 The Eigth Wonder (Short)
 1991 Nachtblau (Short) (composer: stock music)
 1991 A Dream of the Mediterranean (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 1990 Vincent van Gogh: Langs de kant van de weg (TV Mini Series) (title music - 4 episodes)
- Meisje in het Koren - Vrouw in Bussum (1990) ... (title music)
- Indiaan in Arles - Vriend in het Gekkenhuis (1990) ... (title music)
- Directeur in Antwerpen - Broer in Parijs (1990) ... (title music)
- Vrouw met Kind - Schilder te Utrecht (1990) ... (title music)
 1987 Pelléas et Mélisande (TV Movie) (music by)
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Boris and Ivan in Las Vegas (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
 1984 The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian (TV Movie) (music by)
 1982 Grâce à la musique (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Le piano (1982) ... (music)
 1981 Brugge, die stille (composer: theme music)
 1977 The Lively Arts (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- In Performance: A Ballet Triple Bill (1977) ... (music: La Cathédrale Engloutie - as Debussy)
 1973 The Love Ban (music by - as Debussy)
 1965 Syrinx (Short) (music by)
 1962-1965 Les grands interprètes (TV Series documentary short) (music - 2 episodes)
- Antonio Janigro et Ginette Doyen (1962) ... (music)
 1965 Le miroir à trois faces: Pelléas et Mélisande (TV Movie) (music - version lyrique)
 1963 Invitation à la danse (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Le martyre de Saint Sébastien (1963) ... (music)
 1961 Afternoon of a Faun (TV Short)
 1960 Horeograficheskie miniatjury (Documentary) (music - as K. Debyussi)
 1955 Mimus x drei (TV Movie) (stock music)
 1954 Le Cabinet des estampes (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Les Dessins de Monsieur Ingres (1954) ... (music)
 1954 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Pelleas and Melisande (1954) ... (music by)
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Other Works:

He was composer for the ballet, "The Still Point," in the City Center Joffrey Ballet production in New York City with Pamela Johnson and Dennis Wayne in the cast. Jennifer Tipton was lighting designer. John Mandia was assistant to Mr. Bolender. Todd Bolender was choreographer. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Debussy | K. Debyussi


Emma Moyse  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

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