About this Piece. War threatened Paris, his marriage was unhappy, and pain from cancer hobbled him. Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Title Six sonates pour divers instruments, No.1 Composer Debussy, Claude: Opus/Catalogue Number Op./Cat. He left behind his sonatas for cello and piano (1915), flute, viola and harp (1915), and violin and piano (1916–1917). Died March 25, 1918, Paris, France. No. No. Born August 22, 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. Clarity of structure none withstanding, the sonata for cello and piano is one of Debussy’s most forward-looking and most aggressively experimental works. He called his work desk “a factory of nothingness.” Then, respite. CD 144 ; L.135 I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. Sonate pour violoncelle et piano ; Cello Sonata Alt ernative. Initially subtitled "Pierrot is angry at the moon," the Sonata for Cello and Piano does have in it some of the modern-day commedia dell'arte sensibility - a raw, heart-on-the-sleeve, dark humor. Claude Debussy. The rhythmic language is full of surprising interjections, short bursts of accented notes, and sudden changes of tempo. The opening movement lays out a singing theme in the cello, by turns churning up … The Cello Sonata is the most unrefined, emotionally exposed of the three sonatas - maybe even of all Debussy's works. ICD 13 Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 3 movements I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto II. Six sonatas for various instruments, composed by Claude Debussy, French musician (French: Six sonates pour divers instruments, composées par Claude Debussy, musicien français) was a projected cycle of sonatas that was interrupted by the composer's death in 1918, after he had composed only half of the projected sonatas. In 1915, Debussy thought he was finished.