Arabesque No.1
Claude Debussy


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For the second year in a row, Debussy's Arabesque No.1 makes a substantial leap up the chart, forcing its way up to Number 262

It's easy to look back on the career of Claude Debussy and say that he was perhaps the greatest impressionist composer of his time. But it's interesting to note that even his early works were brimming with the washes and romance of impressionism, and it's probably best showcased in his two Arabesques. He composed them when he was still in his twenties, somewhere between 1888 and 1891, and the works themselves follow the same principles as the impressionist visual art form. It's all about musical lines mirroring those of nature, something that Debussy was a keen student of.