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Debussy: 20 facts about the great composer
Aged ten, Debussy started his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. During the next eleven years, he studied composition with high flying French musicians including Émile Durand and César Franck, but failed to win the premier prix for piano, so abandoned his dream of becoming a virtuoso.