La Traviata - Prelude to Act I Giuseppe Verdi
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Debussy: 20 facts about the great composer
His music may be relaxing, but Debussy’s private life was more than a little stressful. He had a number of high profile affairs, broke off an engagement, and left his wife, Rosalie Texier, for Emma Bardac (pictured). The couple were forced to flee to England in 1905 after causing controversy in France.