Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 54: Children's Corner Suite


Get ready for another delightful episode of the Busy Kids Love Music Podcast, as we dive deeper into the enchanting world of Claude Debussy. In Episode #54, we shift our focus to the whimsical and playful realm of Debussy’s “Children’s Corner” suite—a collection of piano masterpieces crafted for his beloved daughter, Chouchou.

**Episode Highlights:**

– **Chouchou’s Playground:** Uncover the heartwarming story behind “Children’s Corner,” as we explore how Debussy drew inspiration from the imaginative world of his daughter’s dolls, toys, and dreams.

– **Playful Melodies:** Join us in experiencing the magical charm of Debussy’s compositions within the Children’s Corner suite, where each piece is a musical manifestation of childhood innocence and wonder.

– **A Father’s Love:** Gain insights into the tender relationship between Claude Debussy and his daughter, Claude-Emma (Chouchou), and how this bond influenced the creation of these whimsical musical gems.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies that bring to life the joyful and imaginative playtime of Chouchou. Debussy’s Children’s Corner suite promises to captivate both young and seasoned listeners alike, making this episode a delightful exploration into the magic of musical storytelling.

Links mentioned in this Episode:

Busy Kids Do Music History

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Lang Lang – Debussy: Children’s Corner, L. 113: 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

Debussy: Children’s Corner, L. 113 – 2. Jimbo’s Lullaby

Claude Debussy – Serenade of the Doll, from “Children’s Corner”

Debussy “The Snow is Dancing” Paul Barton, FEURICH HP piano

Seong-Jin Cho – Debussy: Golliwog’s Cakewalk (Children’s Corner, L. 113)

Children’s Corner, L. 113 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra) : I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 54

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with music from today’s episode as well as other arrangements of Debussy’s music from the Children’s Corner suite. Check it out here.

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