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Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. [1]

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Albert Lavignac

Alexandre Jean Albert Lavignac (21 January 184628 May 1916) was a French music scholar, known for his essays on theory, and a minor composer.

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Alexander Borodin

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (a, 12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer of Georgian origin, doctor and chemist.

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Alexander Island

Alexander Island, which is also known as Alexander I Island, Alexander I Land, Alexander Land, Alexander I Archipelago, and Zemlja Alexandra I, is the largest island of Antarctica.

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Allegro de concert (Chopin)

Frédéric Chopin's Allegro de concert, Op.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide service website.

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André Caplet

André Caplet (23 November 1878 – 22 April 1925) was a French composer and conductor now known primarily through his orchestrations of works by Claude Debussy.

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Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole.

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Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927December 8, 1994) — also known as Tom Jobim — was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist.

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Antoine François Marmontel

Antoine François Marmontel (16 July 1816 – 16 January 1898) was a French pianist, teacher and musicographer.

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Anton Webern

Anton Webern (3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor.

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Ariettes oubliées

Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs) is a song cycle for voice and piano, L. 60 by Claude Debussy, based on a poem written by Paul Verlaine in 1885–1887.

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As You Like It

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio, 1623.

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Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.

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Asteroid belt

The asteroid belt is the region of the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.

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Atonality in its broadest sense is music that lacks a tonal center, or key.

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The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

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Avenue Foch

Avenue Foch is a street in Paris, France, named after Maréchal Ferdinand Foch, the French hero of the First World War, in 1929.

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Émile Durand

Émile Durand (16 February 18307 May 1903) was a French musical theorist, teacher and composer.

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Études (Debussy)

Claude Debussy's Études (L 136) are a set of 12 piano études composed in 1915.

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Ballades (Chopin)

Frédéric Chopin's four ballades are one-movement pieces for solo piano, composed between 1831 and 1842.

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Ballets Russes

The Ballets Russes was an itinerant ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America.

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Bayreuth Festspielhaus

The Bayreuth Festspielhaus or Bayreuth Festival Theatre (Bayreuther Festspielhaus) is an opera house north of Bayreuth, Germany, dedicated solely to the performance of operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner.

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Béla Bartók

Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist.

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Bill Evans

William John "Bill" Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting.

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Bix Beiderbecke

Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer.

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Bleeding, technically known as hemorrhaging or haemorrhaging (see American and British spelling differences), is blood escaping from the circulatory system.

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Boris Godunov (opera)

Boris Godunov (Борис Годунов, Borís Godunóv) is an opera by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881).

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Cannes (in Occitan Canas) is a city located on the French Riviera.

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A cantata (literally "sung", past participle feminine singular of the Italian verb cantare, "to sing") is a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment, typically in several movements, often involving a choir.

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Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.

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Castor et Pollux

Castor et Pollux (Castor and Pollux) is an opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau, first performed on 24 October 1737 by the Académie royale de musique at its theatre in the Palais-Royal in Paris.

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César Franck

César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (10 December 1822 – 8 November 1890) was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life.

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Cello Sonata (Debussy)

The Cello Sonata is a late work by the French composer Claude Debussy.

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Chamber music

Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or any small chamber.

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Charles Koechlin

Charles Louis Eugène Koechlin (27 November 186731 December 1950) was a French composer, teacher and writer on music.

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Charles-Valentin Alkan

Charles-Valentin Alkan (30 November 1813 – 29 March 1888) was a French composer and pianist.

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Children's Corner

Children's Corner (L. 113) is a six-movement suite for solo piano by Claude Debussy.

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Chinese ceramics

Chinese ceramic ware shows a continuous development since imperial times and is one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics.

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Chord (music)

A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.

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Chromaticism is a compositional technique interspersing the primary diatonic pitches and chords with other pitches of the chromatic scale.

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Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer, or bowel cancer) is the development of cancer in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine).

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A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which an opening (stoma) is formed by drawing the healthy end of the large intestine or colon through an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and suturing it into place.

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Conservatoire de Paris

The Conservatoire de Paris (English: Paris Conservatory) is a college of music and dance founded in 1795, now situated in the avenue Jean Jaurès in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, France.

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Consonance and dissonance

In music, consonance and dissonance form a structural dichotomy in which the terms define each other by mutual exclusion: a consonance is what is not dissonant, and reciprocally.

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Couperin family

The Couperin family were a musical dynasty of professional composers and performers.

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Debussy (crater)

Debussy is a rayed impact crater on Mercury, which was discovered in 1969 by low resolution ground based radar observations obtained by the Goldstone Observatory.

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Debussy (horse)

Debussy (foaled 26 February 2006) is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Arlington Million in 2010.

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Debussy Heights

Debussy Heights is a minor mountain range rising to (at Ravel Peak) east of Mozart Ice Piedmont in the north part of Alexander Island, Antarctica.

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Deux arabesques

The Two Arabesques (Deux arabesques), L. 66, is a pair of arabesques composed for piano by Claude Debussy when he was still in his twenties, between the years 1888 and 1891.

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Dieppe is a coastal community in the Arrondissement of Dieppe in the Seine-Maritime department in the Upper Normandy region of northern France.

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Diphtheria (from διφθέρα diphthera, meaning leather) is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

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Django Reinhardt

Jean "Django" ReinhardtHis official forename was not "Jean-Baptiste" as often cited.

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Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras.

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Eastbourne is a large town, seaside resort, and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of Brighton.

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole.

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Emma Bardac

Emma Bardac (1862–1934), née Moyse, was the mutual love interest of both Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy.

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Erik Satie

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 18661 July 1925) – he signed his name Erik Satie after 1884 – was a French composer and pianist.

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Ernest Chausson

(Amédée)-Ernest Chausson (20 January 1855 – 10 June 1899) was a French romantic composer who died just as his career was beginning to flourish.

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Ernest Guiraud

Ernest Guiraud (26 June 1837 – 6 May 1892) was a French composer and music teacher born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Estampes (Prints), L.100, is a composition for solo piano by Claude Debussy.

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Eugène Ysaÿe

Eugène Ysaÿe (16 July 185812 May 1931) was a Belgian violinist, composer and conductor.

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Exposition Universelle (1889)

The Exposition Universelle of 1889 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 6 May to 31 October 1889.

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Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

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Fibonacci number

In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers or Fibonacci sequence are the numbers in the following integer sequence: or (often, in modern usage): By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are either 1 and 1, or 0 and 1, depending on the chosen starting point of the sequence, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two.

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Franco-Prussian War

The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War (Deutsch-Französischer Krieg, lit. German-French War, Guerre franco-allemande, lit. Franco-German War), often referred to in France as the War of 1870 (19 July 1871), was a conflict between the Second French Empire and the German states of the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia.

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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (Hungarian Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc;Liszt's Hungarian passport spelt his given name as "Ferencz". An orthographic reform of the Hungarian language in 1922 (which was 36 years after Liszt's death) changed the letter "cz" to simply "c" in all words except surnames; this has led to Liszt's given name being rendered in modern Hungarian usage as "Ferenc". From 1859 to 1867 he was officially Franz Ritter von Liszt; he was created a Ritter (knight) by Emperor Francis Joseph I in 1859, but never used this title of nobility in public. The title was necessary to marry the Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein without her losing her privileges, but after the marriage fell through, Liszt transferred the title to his uncle Eduard in 1867. Eduard's son was Franz von Liszt. (October 22, 1811July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary. Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered to be the greatest pianist of all time. Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin. As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (Neudeutsche Schule). He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated some 20th-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form, and making radical departures in harmony. He also played an important role in popularizing a wide array of music by transcribing it for piano.

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Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 179719 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.

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Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric François Chopin (22 February or 1 March 181017 October 1849), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo piano.

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Free verse

Free verse is an open form of poetry.

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French Academy in Rome

The French Academy in Rome (Académie de France à Rome) is an Academy located in the Villa Medici, within the Villa Borghese, on the Pincio (Pincian Hill) in Rome, Italy.

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Gabriele D'Annunzio

Gabriele D'Annunzio, Prince of Montenevoso and Duke of Gallese (12 March 1863 – 1 March 1938), sometimes spelled d'Annunzio, was an Italian writer, poet, journalist, playwright and soldier during World War I. He occupied a prominent place in Italian literature from 1889 to 1910 and after that political life from 1914 to 1924.

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Gaetano Donizetti

Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was an Italian composer.

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Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments.

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist.

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George Shearing

Sir George Shearing, OBE (13 August 1919 14 February 2011) was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records.

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (25 October 18383 June 1875), registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the romantic era.

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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer of operas.

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Golden ratio

In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities.

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A gong (Chinese: 鑼; pinyin: luó; Indonesian or Javanese: gong; Malay: gong) is an African, East and South East Asian musical percussion instrument that takes the form of a flat, circular metal disc which is hit with a mallet.

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Gradus ad Parnassum

The Latin phrase Gradus ad Parnassum means "Steps to Parnassus" (see below).

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Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

The Grand Hotel is a Victorian hotel also known as the 'White Palace' is located on King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne in East Sussex England.

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In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords.

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Harold C. Schonberg

Harold Charles Schonberg (November 29, 1915 – July 26, 2003) was an American music critic and journalist, most notably for The New York Times.

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Heinrich Heine

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic.

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Henri Dutilleux

Henri Dutilleux (22 January 1916 – 22 May 2013) was a French composer active mainly in the second half of the 20th century.

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Herbie Hancock

Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer.

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj; 6 April 1971) was a Russian (and later, a naturalized French and American) composer, pianist and conductor.

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Impact crater

An impact crater is an approximately circular depression in the surface of a planet, moon, or other solid body in the Solar System or elsewhere, formed by the hypervelocity impact of a smaller body with the surface.

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Impressionism in music

Impressionism in music was a movement among various composers in Western classical music, mainly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, whose music focuses on suggestion and atmosphere, "conveying the moods and emotions aroused by the subject rather than a detailed tone‐picture".

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Isidor Philipp

Isidor Edmond Philipp (first name sometimes spelled Isidore) (2 September 186320 February 1958) was a French pianist, composer, and distinguished pedagogue of Jewish Hungarian descent.

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J. M. W. Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (baptised 14 May 177519 December 1851) was an English Romanticist landscape painter.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (ˈdʒeɪmz ˈæbət məkˈniːl ˈwɪslɚ) (July 10, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist active during the American Gilded Age.

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James Ross (conductor)

James Ross is a British conductor and author.

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Java (Indonesian: Jawa; Javanese: ꦗꦮ) is an island of Indonesia.

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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jean Barraqué

Jean-Henri-Alphonse Barraqué (January 17, 1928August 17, 1973) was a French composer and writer on music who developed an individual form of serialism which is displayed in a small output.

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Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jean-Philippe Rameau (–) was one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the Baroque era.

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Jersey (Jèrriais: Jèrri), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (Bailliage de Jersey; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is a possession of the Crown in right of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy, France.

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Jeux (Games) is the last work for orchestra written by Claude Debussy.

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Jimmy Giuffre

James Peter Giuffre (April 26, 1921 – April 24, 2008) was an American jazz clarinet and saxophone player, composer and arranger.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.

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John Williams

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist.

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Joseph Haydn

(Franz) Joseph HaydnSee Haydn's name.

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Jules Massenet

Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (12 May 184213 August 1912) was a French composer best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty.

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L'après-midi d'un faune (poem)

"L'après-midi d'un faune" (or "The Afternoon of a Faun") is a poem by the French author Stéphane Mallarmé.

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L'enfant prodigue

L'enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Son) is a scène lyrique or cantata in one act by Claude Debussy with a text by Édouard Guinand.

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La chute de la maison Usher (opera)

La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) is an unfinished opera in one act (divided into two scenes) by Claude Debussy to his own libretto, based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Fall of the House of Usher.

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La fille aux cheveux de lin

La fille aux cheveux de lin is a musical composition by French composer Claude Debussy.

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La mer (Debussy)

La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (French for The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra), or simply La mer (i.e. The Sea), is an orchestral composition (L 109) by the French composer Claude Debussy.

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Late Antiquity

Late Antiquity is a periodization used by historians to describe the time of transition from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages, in both mainland Europe and the Mediterranean world.

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Le diable dans le beffroi

Le diable dans le beffroi (The Devil in the Belfry) is an unfinished comic opera in one act by Claude Debussy to his own libretto, based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Devil in the Belfry.

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Le Martyre de saint Sébastien

Le Martyre de saint Sébastien is a five-act musical mystery play on the subject of Saint Sebastian, with a text written in 1911 by the Italian author Gabriele D'Annunzio and incidental music by the French composer Claude Debussy (L.124).

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Legion of Honour

The Legion of Honour, or in full the National Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur), is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802.

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Lisieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

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List of compositions by Claude Debussy by genre

This is a list of compositions by Claude Debussy, organized by genre.

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List of compositions by Claude Debussy by Lesure numbers

This is a list of compositions by Claude Debussy, organized by the catalogue created by musicologist François Lesure in 1977.

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Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray

Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray (2 February 1840 – 4 July 1910) was a French Breton composer, pianist, and professor of music history/theory at the Conservatoire de Paris as well as a Prix de Rome laureate.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 177026 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.

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Mary Garden

Mary Garden (20 February 1874 – 3 January 1967), was a Scottish-American operatic soprano with a substantial career in France and America in the first third of the 20th century.

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Maurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932; in Belgium, in France; 29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was a Fleming, but wrote in French.

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Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.

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Mercury (planet)

Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days.

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A metallophone is any musical instrument consisting of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound, usually with a mallet.

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Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

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Mily Balakirev

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (Ми́лий Алексе́евич Бала́кирев,; 2 January 1837 –)Russia was still using old style dates in the 19th century, and information sources used in the article sometimes report dates as old style rather than new style.

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Minimal music

Minimal music is an aesthetic, a style, or a technique of music associated with the work of American composers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass.

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Mode (music)

In the theory of Western music, mode (from Latin modus, "measure, standard, manner, way, size, limit of quantity, method") (OED) generally refers to a type of scale, coupled with a set of characteristic melodic behaviours.

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Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (p; –) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five".

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Modulation (music)

In music, modulation is most commonly the act or process of changing from one key (tonic, or tonal center) to another.

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Movement (music)

A movement is a self-contained part of a musical composition or musical form.

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Muzio Clementi

Muzio Clementi (24 January 1752 – 10 March 1832) was an Italian composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer.

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Nadezhda von Meck

Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck (Надежда Филаретовна фон Мекк; 13 January 1894) was a Russian business woman who became an influential patron of the arts, especially music.

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Naturalism (literature)

Naturalism was a literary movement or tendency from the 1880s to 1930s that used detailed realism to suggest that social conditions, heredity, and environment had inescapable force in shaping human character.

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Ned Rorem

Ned Rorem (born October 23, 1923) is an American composer and diarist, best known and most praised for his song settings.

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Neoclassicism (music)

Neoclassicism in music was a twentieth-century trend, particularly current in the period between the two World Wars, in which composers sought to return to aesthetic precepts associated with the broadly defined concept of "classicism", namely order, balance, clarity, economy, and emotional restraint.

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (a; Russia was using old style dates in the 19th century, and information sources used in the article sometimes report dates as old style rather than new style. Dates in the article are taken verbatim from the source and are in the same style as the source from which they come.) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.

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Nocturnes (Debussy)

Nocturnes (L. 91), sometimes Trois Nocturnes or Three Nocturnes, is an orchestral composition in three movements by the French composer Claude Debussy.

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Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century.

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Pantheism is the belief that the Universe (or Nature as the totality of everything) is identical with divinity, or that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent God.

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Parallel key

In music, a major scale and a minor scale that have the same tonic are called parallel keys and are said to be in a parallel relationship.

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Passy Cemetery

Passy Cemetery (Cimetière de Passy) is a cemetery in Passy, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France.

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Paul Dukas

Paul Abraham Dukas (1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher.

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Paul Verlaine

Paul-Marie Verlaine (30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement.

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Père Lachaise Cemetery

Cemetery (Cimetière du Père-Lachaise,; formerly,, "East Cemetery") is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris, though there are larger cemeteries in the city's suburbs.

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Pelléas et Mélisande (opera)

Pelléas et Mélisande (Pelléas and Mélisande) is an opera in five acts with music by Claude Debussy.

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Pentatonic scale

A pentatonic scale is a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave in contrast to a heptatonic (seven note) scale such as the major scale and minor scale.

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Philip Glass

Philip Morris Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer.

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Phrygian mode

The Phrygian mode (pronounced) can refer to three different musical modes: the ancient Greek tonos or harmonia sometimes called Phrygian, formed on a particular set of octave species or scales; the Medieval Phrygian mode, and the modern conception of the Phrygian mode as a diatonic scale, based on the latter.

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Piano Concerto No. 1 (Chopin)

The Piano Concerto No.

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Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez (born 26 March 1925) is a French composer, conductor, writer, and pianist.

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Pierre Lalo

Pierre Lalo (6 September 1866– 9 June 1943) was a French music critic and translator.

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Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris, France.

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Polytonality (also polyharmony) is the musical use of more than one key simultaneously.

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Pour le piano

Pour le piano (For the piano), L.95, is a suite for solo piano by Claude Debussy.

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Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (''L.'' 86), known in English as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is a symphonic poem for orchestra by Claude Debussy, approximately 10 minutes in duration.

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Préludes (Debussy)

Claude Debussy's Préludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each.

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Prix de Rome

The Prix de Rome was a French scholarship for arts students, initially for painters and sculptors, that was established in 1663 during the reign of Louis XIV of France.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский;r; often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English. His names are also transliterated "Piotr" or "Petr"; "Ilitsch", "Il'ich" or "Illyich"; and "Tschaikowski", "Tschaikowsky", "Chajkovskij" and "Chaikovsky" (and other versions; the transliteration varies among languages). The Library of Congress standardized the usage Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. tr. Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893),Russia was still using old style dates in the 19th century, rendering his lifespan as 25 April 1840 – 25 October 1893.

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Realism (arts)

Realism (or naturalism) in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, implausible, exotic and supernatural elements.

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Reflets dans l'eau

Claude Debussy's piece Reflets dans l'eau ("Reflections in the Water") is the first of three pieces for the piano from his first volume of Images, which are frequently performed separately.

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Richard Strauss

Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.

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Richard Wagner

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 181313 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").

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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (8 June 181029 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic.

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Rococo, less commonly roccoco, or "Late Baroque", is an 18th-century artistic movement and style, affecting many aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music, and theatre.

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Roy Howat

Roy Howat (born 1951, Ayrshire) is a Scottish pianist and musicologist who specializes in French music.

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Rudolph Reti

Rudolph Reti, also Réti (Рудолф Рети, Rudolf Reti) (November 27, 1885 – February 7, 1957), was a musical analyst, composer and pianist.

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France.

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Sergei Diaghilev

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (pron; 19 August 1929), usually referred to outside Russia as Serge, was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise.

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In music, serialism is a method or technique of composition that uses a series of values to manipulate different musical elements.

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In music, solfège or solfeggio, also called sol-fa, solfa, solfeo, solfejo, among many names, is a music education method used to teach pitch and sight singing.

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Sonata (Italian:, pl. sonate; from Latin and Italian: sonare, "to sound"), in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to a cantata (Latin and Italian cantare, "to sing"), a piece sung.

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Sonata for flute, viola and harp (Debussy)

The Sonata for flute, viola and harp (Sonate pour flûte, alto, et harpe), L. 137, was written by Claude Debussy in 1915.

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Sonata form

Sonata form (also sonata-allegro form or first movement form) is a large-scale musical structure used widely since the middle of the 18th century (the early Classical period).

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Spring Offensive

The 1918 Spring Offensive or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on 21 March 1918, which marked the deepest advances by either side since 1914.

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Stéphane Mallarmé

Stéphane Mallarmé (18 March 1842 – 9 September 1898), whose real name was Étienne Mallarmé, was a French poet and critic.

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Steve Reich

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.

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String Quartet (Debussy)

Claude Debussy wrote his sole String Quartet in G minor, Op.

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Suite bergamasque

The Suite bergamasque is one of the most famous piano suites by Claude Debussy.

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Symbolism (arts)

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts.

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The Devil in the Belfry

"The Devil in the Belfry" is a satirical short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

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The Fall of the House of Usher

"The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1839.

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The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps, '''«Весна священная»''', ''Vesna svyashchennaya''.) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

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Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer.

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Toru Takemitsu

was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory.

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A triptych (from the Greek adjective τρίπτυχον ("three-fold"), from tri, i.e., "three" and ptysso, i.e., "to fold" or ptyx, i.e., "fold") is a work of art (usually a panel painting) that is divided into three sections, or three carved panels that are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open.

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Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde, or Tristan and Isolda, or Tristran and Ysolt) is an opera, or music drama, in three acts by Richard Wagner to a German libretto by the composer, based largely on the romance by Gottfried von Strassburg.

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The Trocadéro,, site of the Palais de Chaillot,, is an area of Paris, France, in the 16th ''arrondissement'', across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower.

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In the vertebrate spinal column, each vertebra is an irregular bone with a complex structure composed of bone and some hyaline cartilage, the proportions of which vary according to the segment of the backbone and the species of vertebrate animal.

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Villa Medici

The Villa Medici is a mannerist villa and an architectural complex with a garden contiguous with the larger Borghese gardens, on the Pincian Hill next to Trinità dei Monti in Rome, Italy.

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Villeneuve-la-Guyard is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.

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Violin Sonata (Debussy)

The Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140, for violin and piano was composed by Claude Debussy in 1917.

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Whole tone scale

In music, a whole tone scale is a scale in which each note is separated from its neighbors by the interval of a whole step.

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4492 Debussy

4492 Debussy is a main belt binary asteroid.

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