The Life and Music of Claude Debussy

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Claude Debussy loved to experiment with new sounds. That got him into trouble when he was a student at the Paris Conservatory, but it turned out to be a good thing when he grew up. Inspired by Impressionist poets and visual artists around him, Debussy created Impressionism in music. You can hear the beautiful results this week on Classics for Kids.

Music used within the program (all by Debussy):
Nocturnes: Fetes
L’Isle Joyeuse
Claire de Lune
Petite Suite: En bateau
Images: Gigues
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
La Mer
Images: Iberia
Children’s Corner Suite: Golliwog’s Cakewalk