Falling snow, when it is coming down in big fat flakes is magical, so yesterday I went in search of music that would express the magic that was going on in my back yard. In my search I found “The Snow is Dancing” the 4th movement of Children’s Corner by Claude Debussy. It was magical too but short just 2 minutes. As the whole suite is just 15 minutes long it is a perfect Sunday morning piece.
Debussy composed Children’s Corner between 1906 and 1908. He dedicated the suite to his daughter, Claude-Emma (known as “Chou-Chou”), who was born on 30 October 1905 in Paris. She is described as a lively and friendly child who was adored by her father. She was three years old when he dedicated the suite to her in 1908. The dedication reads: “A ma chère petite Chouchou, avec les tendres excuses de son Père pour ce qui va suivre. C. D.” (To my dear little Chouchou, with tender apologies from her father for what follows).
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