Debussy Children's Corner

Children's Corner, L. 113 is a six-movement suite for solo piano by Claude Debussy. It was published by Durand in 1908, and was given its world première in Paris by Harold Bauer that same year In 1911, an orchestration of the work by Debussy's friend André Caplet received its première and was subsequently published. A typical performance of the suite lasts roughly 15 minutes. It is dedicated to Debussy's daughter, Claude-Emma (known as "Chou-Chou"), who was three years old at the time. The pieces are not intended to be played by children; rather they are meant to be evocative of childhood and some of the toys in Claude-Emma's toy collection. There are six pieces in the suite, each with an English-language title. This choice of language is most likely Debussy's nod towards Chou-Chou's English governess. 
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Recordings

Children's Corner, L. 113 - I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Children's Corner, L. 113 - I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Children's Corner, L. 113 - II. Jimbo's Lullaby
Children's Corner, L. 113 - II. Jimbo's Lullaby
Children's Corner, L. 113 - III. Serenade of the doll
Children's Corner, L. 113 - III. Serenade of the doll
Children's Corner, L. 113 - IV. The snow is dancing
Children's Corner, L. 113 - IV. The snow is dancing
Children's Corner, L. 113 - V. The little shepherd
Children's Corner, L. 113 - V. The little shepherd
Children's Corner, L. 113 - VI. Golliwog's Cakewalk
Children's Corner, L. 113 - VI. Golliwog's Cakewalk
Children's Corner, L. 113 - III. Serenade of the doll
Children's Corner, L. 113 - V. The little shepherd
Children's Corner, L. 113 - I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (For 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns - Patterson)
Children's Corner, L. 113 - II. Jimbo's Lullaby (For 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns - Patterson)
Children's Corner, L. 113 - III. Serenade of the doll (For 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns - Patterson)
Children's Corner, L. 113 - IV. The snow is dancing (For 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns - Patterson)
Children's Corner, L. 113 - V. The little shepherd (For 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns - Patterson)
Children's Corner, L. 113 - VI. Golliwog's Cakewalk (For 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns - Patterson)

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Children's Corner
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Children's Corner
Children's Corner
Children's Corner
Children's Corner
Children's Corner

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