August 22 was the birthday, in 1862, of French composer Claude Debussy. He's considered one of the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. To learn more about him and his music check out some of these interesting sites:
The Wikipedia article about Debussy is HERE.
HERE is a link to an organization devoted to the study of the composer's music, the Centre de Documentation Claude Debussy.
For our younger listeners, HERE is Debussy's biography on the Classics For Kids site.
The Debussy portion of the Piano Society's site is found HERE.
Debussy spent over ten years at the Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire). Ever visited its site? HERE it is, in English.