Description: Claude Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1. Andantino con moto (from “Deux arabesques”) is one of the very early impressionistic pieces of music, following the French visual art form. The piece wanders through modes and keys to achieve evocative scenes through music. Debussy’s view of a musical arabesque was a line curved in accordance with nature, and with his music he mirrored the celebrations of shapes in nature made by the Art Nouveau artists of the time.

Description: Claude Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1. Andantino con moto (from “Deux arabesques”) is one of the very early impressionistic pieces of music, following the French visual art form. The piece wanders through modes and keys to achieve evocative scenes through music. Debussy’s view of a musical arabesque was a line curved in accordance with nature, and with his music he mirrored the celebrations of shapes in nature made by the Art Nouveau artists of the time.

Description: Claude Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1. Andantino con moto (from “Deux arabesques”) is one of the very early impressionistic pieces of music, following the French visual art form. The piece wanders through modes and keys to achieve evocative scenes through music. Debussy’s view of a musical arabesque was a line curved in accordance with nature, and with his music he mirrored the celebrations of shapes in nature made by the Art Nouveau artists of the time.

Description: Claude Debussy’s “Pour l’égyptienne” (“For the Egyptian Women”) belongs to “Six épigraphes antiques” (“Six Antique Epigraphs”), a suite of six pieces for piano duo. Much of the music is taken from the musical accompaniments he had written for his friend Pierre Louÿs’s erotic lesbian poems “Les Chansons de Bilitis.”

Description: Claude Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1. Andantino con moto (from “Deux arabesques”) is one of the very early impressionistic pieces of music, following the French visual art form. The piece wanders through modes and keys to achieve evocative scenes through music. Debussy’s view of a musical arabesque was a line curved in accordance with nature, and with his music he mirrored the celebrations of shapes in nature made by the Art Nouveau artists of the time.

Description: Claude Debussy’s “Reflets dans l’eau” (“Reflections in the Water”) is the first of three piano pieces from his first volume of “Images.” An example of the new tone colors Debussy discovered for the piano, the piece creates an image of water being not quite still, then becoming rapid, then decreasing in motion again.

Description: Claude Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1. Andantino con moto (from “Deux arabesques”) is one of the very early impressionistic pieces of music, following the French visual art form. The piece wanders through modes and keys to achieve evocative scenes through music. Debussy’s view of a musical arabesque was a line curved in accordance with nature, and with his music he mirrored the celebrations of shapes in nature made by the Art Nouveau artists of the time.

Description: Claude Debussy’s “Le Petit Nègre” (“The Little Negro”) for solo piano was intended for aspiring young pianists to afford modest technical advancement, and to provide delight and musical insight for both players and listeners alike. The piece is one of the simplest and most approachable piano pieces Debussy ever wrote.

Description: Claude Debussy’s “Le Petit Nègre” (“The Little Negro”) for solo piano was intended for aspiring young pianists to afford modest technical advancement, and to provide delight and musical insight for both players and listeners alike. The piece is one of the simplest and most approachable piano pieces Debussy ever wrote.

Description: Claude Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1. Andantino con moto (from “Deux arabesques”) is one of the very early impressionistic pieces of music, following the French visual art form. The piece wanders through modes and keys to achieve evocative scenes through music. Debussy’s view of a musical arabesque was a line curved in accordance with nature, and with his music he mirrored the celebrations of shapes in nature made by the Art Nouveau artists of the time.