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The aim of Impressionist art was to suggest rather than to clearly draw objects. Impressionist music does much the same thing, focusing on creating a sense of the piece's topic by using blurred harmony and delicate shadings of sound rather than relying on standard forms and a strong, clear rhythmic beat. There is an air of mystery, magic and wonder that surrounds Impressionistic music.

Featured Impressionist composers include:

Claude Debussy
Children's Corner Suite
Golliwog's Cakewalk

Composed in 1908

Francois-Joel Thioller, piano

Shows by Debussy include:
About Claude Debussy
The Children's Corner
Music Composed for Children
Non-Dancing Music Based on Dances

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