Achille-Claude Debussy (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) is a French composer, and one of the originators of the impressionism in the music.. Debussy (also Claude Debussy) was regarded as one of the most important composers in the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century. Notwithstanding that he delighted Wagner, Debussy denied romanticism - the leading trend in music before him. The composer preferred the impressionism in the music, which was influences by literature. He strove for absolute freedom in his life and work. Read more about Debussy on Last.fm.