Debussy and wife Emma Bardac
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Debussy: 20 facts about the great composer
12. Debussy and wife Emma Bardac
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.