Claude Debussy is synonymous with the history of French music, but what role did he play? What were his greatest pieces, his most popular works and why did he find composing such a challenge?
Find out all this and more with our fantastic guides.
Who is Debussy?
This epic jazz version of Clair de Lune shows just how mind-expanding Debussy’s music is
Debussy's Most Famous Pieces
Find out more about Debussy's Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
Find out more about Debussy's: Suite Bergamasque. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
Debussy was the creator of new and seductive soundworlds that loosened the stranglehold of tradition.
Discover Claude Debussy’s best music, and find out facts about his life in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth.
All Debussy Guides
Listen here to Classic FM presenters' favourite calming classical pieces.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music, Sunday 28 September 9pm.
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On last Sunday's Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music, Catherine Bott asks 'What is impressionism in music?' Here's the remarkable story of the neglected, and possibly first, impressionist composer.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music, Sunday 8 June 9pm-10pm
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On Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music this week, Catherine Bott explores musical modes. Here's an easy guide.
Was Beethoven killed by his doctor? Which composer was buried with two skulls? Never mind Sherlock, here are 10 of classical music's ultimate whodunnits...
Classical music geeks unite! Grab your anoraks and don your specs for our favourite nerdy musical moments
How do you tell a Romantic piece from a Classical or Baroque piece? What is the Romantic sound? Find out with our handy guide
Stephen Hough's take on colourful French piano classics with a few eccentric surprises along the way
La Mer, Debussy’s three sea sketches require surging performances to make their impact. Classic FM surfs the wave of recordings to find the best.
E.L. James' book Fifty Shades Of Grey has inspired an album of fantastic classical music - here's our track by track album guide!