Claude Debussy - Children's Corner a wonder example of impressionism in musical form. Debussy acknowledged his debt to Chopin in his works for the piano but he also drew on a wide range of sources including the early ragtime songs that were emerging in America. For example the famous Golliwog's Cakewalk shows clear evidence of that influence.
These wonderfully evocative piano compositions are given new treatments with electronic instruments emphasising rhythm and harmony - listen to Debussy Children's Corner in a new way:
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The music has been arranged on New World instruments including steel drums and synthesizers to suit the demands of individual pieces. In common with much of Debussy's instrumental music, the selected pieces have a naturalistic programme which is approached in an impressionistic and playful manner and we have tired to reflect and amplify this in these arrangements.
These two impressionistic orchestral pieces paint magical pictures in sound that is enhanced in these renditions by the sensitive use of electronic instruments:
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