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Claude Debussy - Life and Works
"This is a quiz on the life and works of Claude Debussy (1862-1918), one of the greatest of French composers."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Debussy was born on August 22, 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, on the outskirts of which French city?
One of Debussy's earliest piano teachers was Madame Antoinette Maute. What famous French poet, who wrote "Fetes Galantes", was Madame Maute's son-in-law?
From 1880-1882, Debussy was employed by Madame Nadezhda von Meck. Madame von Meck was the patroness of which famous Russian composer?
In 1893, Debussy completed his orchestral work "Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un Faune". Who wrote the poem on which this work was based?
Which of the following piano works does the famous "Clair de Lune" form part of?
The premiere of Debussy's only completed opera took place in 1902. What is the name of the opera?
Samson et Dalila
Pelleas et Melisande
Who wrote the play on which Debussy's opera was based?
In 1889, Debussy had the opportunity to hear Javanese gamelan music at the World Exposition in Paris. Which of the following piano works reflects that experience?
Clair de Lune
Which of the following is NOT an orchestral composition by Debussy?
Which of the following terms (borrowed from art) is often used to describe Debussy's music?
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Compiled Jun 28 12