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About 'Arabesque No.1'
Debussy, Claude (biography)
1862 , St Germain-en-Laye
1918 , Paris
Among the most important 20th century composers, and the most influential. Often dubbed a musical impressionist, but his music always has a strong sense of form.
The two arabesques are Debussy's first major piano work. The first displays the influence of Massenet, the second is written more in the baroque manner. The meaning of the title may describe Debussy's love for ornamental melodic writing.