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Claude Debussy
Children's Corner Suite

 

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Debussy: Children's Corner Suite

Non-Dancing Music Based on Dances

The last movement of Claude Debussy's Children's Corner is a cakewalk -- a dance done by African-American slaves on plantations. But Debussy didn't intend for anyone to dance to his cakewalk. Lots of other composers wrote music that wasn't meant for dancing, even though it was based on dances.

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