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For the texts:


Correspondance de Claude Debussy,  F. Lesure et D. Herlin (1872-1918), Ed. Gallimard 2005


Claude Debussy’s letters to his wife Lilly, Frederick R. Koch collection


Correspondance de Claude Debussy et Pierre Louÿs, Henri Borgeaud, 1945.


Claude Debussy, biographie critique, François Lesure, Klincksieck, 1994.


Tel était Claude Debussy, Louis Pasteur Vallery-Radot, Juillard, 1958.


Lettres de C. Debussy et A. Messager, J. A. Messager, Dorbon Laîné, 1938.


Correspondance de C. Debussy et P. J. Toulet, Paris, le Divan, 1929.


Claude Debussy, Lettres à son éditeur, Jacques Durand, 1927.


La passion de Claude Debussy, Marcel Dietschy, Neuchâtel, La Baconnière, 1962.


Fonds Marcel Dietschy, Saint Germain en Laye, Maison Natale Claude Debussy.


Claude Debussy, René Peter, Gallimard, 1944.


For the photos:


- Bibliothèque Nationale de France


- Maison natale Claude Debussy, Saint Germain en Laye


- Centre de Documentation Claude Debussy à Paris


The Friends of Claude Debussy at Bichain


Association created on 2 March 2009 under the number W893000668 with the aim of keeping the memory of Claude Debussy's stays in the hamlet of Bichain,  commune of Villeneuve la Guyard in Burgundy.


Activities: exhibitions, concerts, conferences, documentation, website...

Project in progress: Preservation of the "Debussy" house and development of a memorial site with the support of the Town Hall.


Marie-Jeanne Baeli,

President of the association, is a musician and a resident of Bichain. She has carried out extensive research in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, at the Maison Natale Claude Debussy, at the Centre de Documentation Claude Debussy in Paris and at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France to guide you in the footsteps of Claude Debussy in the Department of Yonne.


Her exhibition "Claude Debussy, trois étés à Bichain" (Claude Debussy, three summers at Bichain) was presented in Bichain in 2000 and has since been shown in various places in France. She organizes conferences in images and music on La Mer, dealing with the various influences of the art world of that time in the elaboration of this masterpiece.


Publication : Claude debussy, trois étés à Bichain en Bourgogne (Claude Debussy, three summers at Bichain in Burgundy) -

Offprint from the Bulletin de la Société Archéologique de Sens, Tome III, 2002


Contact :

Marie-Jeanne Baeli : 03 86 66 47 74


Website :

(realized by Maria Timmermans)




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