The Great Composer Quiz – July 27, 2020

Time’s up, pencils down, who became a father for the first and only time just as his orchestral masterpiece was premiered, and during one performance, which he conducted, there were hisses intermingled with shouts of “Bravo” which lasted ten minutes after the work. The answer is Claude Debussy, whose daughter was Claude-Emma. The masterpiece was La Mer. As for Debussy’s remark that his watery symphonic poem would take its place “either to the left of Schumann, or to the right of Chopin,” I would welcome an understanding.

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