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Children's Corner (1908)

Debussy's suite Children's Corner (Coin des Enfants) was composed in 1908 for his daughter Chouchou, who was five years old by then. The score, for which the composer designed the front cover as shown here, bears the loving dedication

A ma chère petite Chouchou, avec les tendres excuses
de son Père pour ce qui va suivre.
C. D.

To my dear Chouchou, with tender excuses
for her Father for what is to follow.


These pieces inhabit the same sound world as Schumann's Kinderszenen and Fauré's Dolly Suite, and show a gentler and more intimate side of the composer than usual. Despite its name, and the apparent simplicity of the piano writing, this suite is by no means kids' music, and it has become a perennial favourite of audiences and pianists alike.

Complete recording by Joseph Renouf

Debussy - Children's Corner (1908)
Recorded july 2013
1Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum2:01
2Jimbo's Lullaby3:00
3Serenade of the Doll2:26
4The Snow is Dancing2:24
5The little Shepherd2:16
6Golliwogg's Cakewalk2:43

Complete recording by Chris Breemer

Debussy - Children's Corner (1908)
Recorded november 5, 2011
1 Doctor Gradus as Parnassum2:46
2 Jimbo's Lullaby3:39
3 Serenade of the Doll3:07
4 The Snow is Dancing3:04
5 The little Shepherd2:26
6 Golliwogg's Cakewalk2:51

Complete recording by Tom Pascale

Debussy - Children's Corner (1908)
Recorded june 5, 2006 
Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum2:12
Jimbo's Lullaby3:10
Serenade of the Doll2:15
The Snow is Dancing2:16
The little Shepherd1:50
Golliwogg's Cakewalk2:29

2Jimbo's Lullaby3:49Lee, J.
5The Little Shepherd2:45Lee. J.
Golliwogg's Cakewalk
Assimakopoulos, P.