Debussy | Clair De Lune, Arabesque no.1, Reverie and other works of Claude Debussy

Music Library by Haris Abdagić
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Feel the atmosphere and energy of early 20th century by listening piano pieces of Claude Debussy and watching impressionist and postimpressionist paintings of Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh and other famous painters.
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Piano music of Claude Debussy for relaxation, reading and studying, with impressionist paintings of Monet, Manet, Van Gogh...
List of compositions:
0:00-4:50, Arabesque No_. 1
4:53-10:16, Clair de Lune
10:21-13:40, Footprints in the Snow
13:43-16:05, Maid With The Flaxen Hair
16:09-20:33, Reverie
20:38- 24:53 La soiree dans Grenade
Arabesque, Clair de Lune, Reverie, Des pas sur la neige, La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin...
Calming music for spa, sleep hypnosis, relaxing piano music for deep sleep, zen compositions for sleep and meditation., quiet, calming and soft. Weightless, mind relaxing, stress relief music.
(Achille) Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 - 25 March 1918) was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Born to a family of modest means and little cultural involvement, Debussy showed enough musical talent to be admitted at the age of ten to France's leading music college, the Conservatoire de Paris. He originally studied the piano, but found his vocation in innovative composition, despite the disapproval of the Conservatoire's conservative professors. He took many years to develop his mature style, and was nearly 40 when he achieved international fame in 1902 with the only opera he completed, Pelléas et Mélisande.
Debussy's orchestral works include Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894), Nocturnes (1897-1899) and Images (1905-1912). His music was to a considerable extent a reaction against Wagner and the German musical tradition. He regarded the classical symphony as obsolete and sought an alternative in his "symphonic sketches", La mer (1903-1905). His piano works include two books of Préludes and two of Études. Throughout his career he wrote mélodies based on a wide variety of poetry, including his own. He was greatly influenced by the Symbolist poetic movement of the later 19th century. A small number of works, including the early La Damoiselle élue and the late Le Martyre de saint Sébastien have important parts for chorus. In his final years, he focused on chamber music, completing three of six planned sonatas for different combinations of instruments.
With early influences including Russian and far-eastern music, Debussy developed his own style of harmony and orchestral colouring, derided - and unsuccessfully resisted - by much of the musical establishment of the day. His works have strongly influenced a wide range of composers including Béla Bartók, Olivier Messiaen, George Benjamin, and the jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans. Debussy died from cancer at his home in Paris at the age of 55 after a composing career of a little more than 30 years.
The application of the term "Impressionist" to Debussy and the music he influenced has been much debated, both during his lifetime and since. The analyst Richard Langham Smith writes that Impressionism was originally a term coined to describe a style of late 19th-century French painting, typically scenes suffused with reflected light in which the emphasis is on the overall impression rather than outline or clarity of detail, as in works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and others. Langham Smith writes that the term became transferred to the compositions of Debussy and others which were "concerned with the representation of landscape or natural phenomena, particularly the water and light imagery dear to Impressionists, through subtle textures suffused with instrumental colour".
Among painters, Debussy particularly admired Turner, but also drew inspiration from Whistler. With the latter in mind the composer wrote to the violinist Eugène Ysaÿe in 1894 describing the orchestral Nocturnes as "an experiment in the different combinations that can be obtained from one colour - what a study in grey would be in painting."


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Sep 6, 2014




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Katerina Tiapula
Katerina Tiapula 7 days ago
Eliselda Palmero
Eliselda Palmero 15 days ago
While answering my module i stop and listen for this ..icant continue study now🤩✨anyways mapeh subject is what im answering nowsll about music and i found this
Loveyourplanet X
Loveyourplanet X 18 days ago
처돌이 20 days ago
영상에 드뷔시 아라베스크 누구연주?인지 정확한 음반이 무엇인가요ㅠㅠ 알고싶어요!
МК И 22 days ago
Lorena Sosa
Lorena Sosa 22 days ago
thank u for making me feel hopeful debussy
O V 22 days ago
I bet Debussy’s grindr handle would be dabussy
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence 23 days ago
Does anyone know the painting at 11:31?
juana carolina Cardenas
ES ... sublime y hermoso, ademas el acompañamiento de las ilustraciones recrea aun màs ese mundo de belleza única la pintura. Gracias
Mildred Violeta Fourquet
Looking at this images , makes you find the way to seeing how simple is having a little peace when there is caos in the world. Happiness is just living and feeling this music entering our souls, where they will walk always with us. Live is beautiful in so many ways and having faith and hope through God, is the key to be peaceful and full of contentment. So let’s be happy and joyful now.En kyung every breath of live is a gift o God. Enjoy immortality trough the genius of music. No body can’t steal this moments from your soul. MVF
Neil Griffiths
Neil Griffiths 23 days ago
Just marvelous in its beauty.
Vanessa Badibanga
Vanessa Badibanga 23 days ago
THANK YOU for taking the time to share
What is my future?!
I'm a pianist and this song is one of my ultimate favorites to play. :)
Elfen tanz
Elfen tanz 23 days ago
Einfach wunderschön 🌝💞😇💝
Albor Alix
Albor Alix 24 days ago
This guy is still heathing comments after 6 years ?! If its not dedication I don't know what is. Also thanks you for this compilation Debussy being one of my favorite composer
moop meep
moop meep 24 days ago
dude this is too beautiful to study over. i have to listen to ittt
El tarot de Dorcas
El tarot de Dorcas 24 days ago
my cats love Debussy... and so do I
Clara Ozan
Clara Ozan 24 days ago
Paul Crossley, FBA, fue profesor de historia del arte en el Courtauld Institute of Art de la Universidad de Londres. Fue elegido miembro de la Academia Británica en 2016. Era especialista en la arquitectura de la Europa central medieval.
Astrid Frisbey
Astrid Frisbey 24 days ago
Ich liebe diesen Video Dankeschön
музыка красивая, а картины уродские
THE ODYSSEY 24 days ago
Khalid Dalil
Khalid Dalil 25 days ago
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Rush 25 days ago
Tremendous - Thank you Oh so Very Much.
Jennifer Saravia
Jennifer Saravia 25 days ago
pop music
OlgaEB 25 days ago
Me gusta mucho Debussy, I remembre my young time !!!
Kendall Yrisarri
Kendall Yrisarri 26 days ago
Just listening...
ImNotMad ButUR
ImNotMad ButUR 26 days ago
I enjoy my time here. I’m dozing, so I have mental images of the paintings. This way I get to see Degas’ ballerinas stretch on the barre before they dance, Monet’s lilies floating on gentle movements of the water, Van Gogh’s stars twinkle - just as he would’ve seen them with his artist’s eye. And I, I get to hear Debussy play for them all. How rich is that!
mquartarone 26 days ago
beautiful music - but fade the pictures in and out and what's the rush?
eva dream
eva dream 27 days ago
ΕΥΓΝΏΜΩΝ στον ανθρωπο που χαρη σε αυτον εμαθα την σπουδαιωτητα του να ακους κλασικη μουσικη ηοποια ειναι διαχρονικης υπερτατης αξιας ΕΥΓΝΏΜΩΝ ΑΛΛΗΛΟΎΙΑ
Marta Ramos
Marta Ramos 27 days ago
Does anyone know where I can get the paintings in this album?
ImNotMad ButUR
ImNotMad ButUR 26 days ago
You can get prints in a multitude of online places I imagine. Google the artist and painting, go from there.
Andreia Santos
Andreia Santos 27 days ago
Que música mais maravilhosa, divina, apaziguadora do coração ❤️
Natalia Robinson
Natalia Robinson 27 days ago
Anyone gonna mention the amazing paintings
Natalia Robinson
Natalia Robinson 24 days ago
Marta Ramos agreed
Marta Ramos
Marta Ramos 27 days ago
I was thinking about the paintings and I am marveled but so much beauty.
Keinz von Beiden
Keinz von Beiden 27 days ago
I am from Germany.So,what I want to tell ? I only want to tell,that Claude Debussy is an old french music composer. But he is not alive yet and so musicians from today play his music. Thanks for listening and relax. Excuse my bad english,i am used to speek german and german is a very strange language for me also. Also entspannt euch und geniesst die Musik.Ich bin auch ein Deutscher,der noch in Deutschland leben muss.Wäre ich nur ausgewandert....
Jerry 24 days ago
don't be sorry for not auswandern - not all is rosy - I miss Germany because I left much of my soul there - but I have lived here for50 some years. - I miss the many events I attendet as a young person - here is so expansive now and lacks much inerest on a large scale. Take care and enjoy your life
coffeebeat 27 days ago
i had a mental breakdown today and i'm listening to this to try and see if it works. i hope it will. things are so hard for me these days.
Huelya Ak
Huelya Ak 6 days ago
Probably and I hope you are feeling much better now :) Music heals Positive way of thinking helps These times are hard for many of us but the good thing is after rain there is always sunshine 🙂😊
Justin Peel
Justin Peel 23 days ago
@Priscilla Giuliante Thank you for your nice replay. Please pass this song around. smile...
Priscilla Giuliante
✨❤️ Many blessings
-- 23 days ago
had lots of them in the past few months too -> sometimes just stuff happens or u stumble on nice music or a nice soccer game or other stuff and gradually u inexplicably see thing pinkier ;)
THE ODYSSEY 24 days ago
David Freedman
David Freedman 27 days ago
Beautiful pictures and music.
3dbadboy1 27 days ago
I close my eyes and I'm transported to a room in a cottage in a forest, there's a fireplace and I'm cozying up to it, while it quietly rains outside.
Wendy S. King
Wendy S. King 28 days ago
I love the music and especially the art work you have included. However, may I make a suggestion? We have a house full of children to educate. I would appreciate a ticker tape or note of some kind at the bottom on the picture, with the name, date, and artist of the musical composition, and up in the corner, the name of the painting, with the artist and approximate date. That way, this can be a learning experience as well as a sensual delight. Thank you so much!
Christine Quigley
Christine Quigley 28 days ago
This is such calming, relaxing, introspective music- never gets old! Today is a sad anniversary of sorts, my father passed 37 yrs. ago at age 54. We all miss him so much, but will meet again..
-- 23 days ago
mine was 51, shit cancer, ripped apart my family and started my teenage disaster, guess he could'nt get over his stress and anxiety, runs in the family i guess, hope I'll get over this bad family trait and not end up like him and my grandfather, rip to them ;)
THE ODYSSEY 24 days ago
ImNotMad ButUR
ImNotMad ButUR 26 days ago
We’ve experienced the same loss at almost exactly the same time. My father was 57. That’s a young age; I’m older than that now. I look forward to seeing him again, he was my best friend and I’ve missed him so.
Infinitamente 28 days ago
Philippe Cirse
Philippe Cirse 28 days ago
When the world falls apart, when the structures of a civilization falter, it is good to return to that which in history does not flex, but on the contrary recovers courage, gathers the separated, pacifies without bruising. It’s worth recalling that the genius of creation is also moving in an history devoted to the destruction..
Stephanie Becker
Stephanie Becker 28 days ago
Since this was going to be so long the images should have been shown for longer periods of time for a longer period of enjoyment. The short time made it very choppy and made me feel less relaxed.
cuquiaino 28 days ago
Con esta música, estudiar Derecho Constitucional es como remar lentamente por un lago en un día de primavera... :___D
Cisco Mail
Cisco Mail 28 days ago
Impressivily...Impressing...I love it...
Lar M
Lar M 28 days ago
Impressionism in music and fine art all in one. Thanks for this great upload.
Rrggie Woods
Rrggie Woods 28 days ago
twerk songs
Suryaksh Singh Chaudhary
Impressionism and Debussy are the best things that ever happened to the world.
MacroSoft J. K.
MacroSoft J. K. 28 days ago
Thank you very much for the music video.
Just Don't Mind
Just Don't Mind 28 days ago
16:48 What could she be thinking about?!
TruthB Told
TruthB Told 29 days ago
Excellent video accompaniment to an excellent musical selection.
Andrés Neira
Andrés Neira 29 days ago
This level of expressionism was never reached again. Romanticism art is what moves me the most. Este nivel de expresionismo nunca más fue alcanzado, el Romanticismo es el arte que más me conmueve.
Tony Middlehurst
Tony Middlehurst 29 days ago
lovely mix of music and imagery thank you
Wang Cheng
Wang Cheng 29 days ago
yeep right now i am playing reverie for my piano,, and it is wonderful :)))) i love it it sounds so calming and relaxing i get goosebumps when i listen. Also it feels like falling snow,,, so chill :)))✨✨
Pàl Mucsi
Pàl Mucsi 29 days ago
🇭🇺🖐️🙂🔭✨✨✨🌛🎶🎹 Szép! Szép képek ! Szép muzsikàval! Köszönöm
Frank Irvine
Frank Irvine 29 days ago
Really Nice 👍 Match’s the art 🖼 perfectly✅
moviemad56 29 days ago
Thank you for the splendid and well-chosen paintings which accompany the music.
Wilma Wanoth
Wilma Wanoth 29 days ago
The Music by Claude Debussy is like a rememberance of harmonious and healing realms !
Pedro Garcia
Pedro Garcia Month ago
Thank you for putting all of this together. This is the first time I hear of Debussy, but I am now a fan forevermore. Such boundless beauty and the paintings fit superbly. It's a good work you've done. Muchas gracias!
Dave Kendrick
Dave Kendrick Month ago
Beautiful music and beautiful paintings!
René Javier
René Javier Month ago
Musica para escuchar mientras se muere
Paul Tonacci
Paul Tonacci Month ago
Beautiful music accompanying timeless art! Ideally, the artists and their pieces would be cited, however! There's a couple I want to track down.
Joseph Hughey
Joseph Hughey Month ago
It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
TW J Month ago
dedussy is not exactly fit for 'relaxing'
Eugene Juliette
Eugene Juliette Month ago
Disculpa, cuál es la canción del minuto 1:00:20? Muchas gracias!
Paraskevi Month ago
Εξαιρετικό βίντεο. Πέρα από την μουσική η οποία είναι άκρως σαγηνευτική είναι πολύ ωραίες και οι εικόνες-πίνακες. Τέλειος συνδυασμός!!
Lucius Month ago
This "Clair de Lune" is amazing. Who is the pianist...? So great.
ghosty 27 days ago
faksof askfoskk ohhh okay
faksof askfoskk
faksof askfoskk Month ago
@ghosty i think he mean the soloist who played it
ghosty Month ago
it is composed by claude debussy. he wrote all of the pieces included in this video c:
Huan Dang Phi
Huan Dang Phi Month ago
Amazing video! Thank you so much, how can i find these pictures in this video, they are so tranquil.
Music Library by Haris Abdagić
Go to wikipedia and type impressionism
Noah Melville
Noah Melville Month ago
1:32 looks like something I'd see while tripping
TheSRBgamer63 Month ago
Once upon a time,people had taste in music.....
moviemad56 29 days ago
They still would if the "music" industry would allow them to... there is an innate natural need in the human heart for music like this. But the billionaires don't want it because it won't enrich them.
Marvin Adams
Marvin Adams Month ago
Love the music...and the pictures...what is it about the French that allows them to capture our humanity in such a profound way?
Mimi Kat
Mimi Kat Month ago
Fun fact : Debussy was a lot inspired by Chopin.
R3TR0_R0Y Month ago
Lissen to this at bedtime everynight, Very helpful
Heitor Carvalho
Heitor Carvalho Month ago
just love this
Master Shake
Master Shake Month ago
Yeah those primitive savages r didn't have music and would definitely have needed an explaination......oh wait...no.. never mind, that's super ignorant
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Jennifer Matteson
Madelynn Ponciano
Love the paintings and artwork
mi channnal
mi channnal Month ago
I love deBussey
Europe nam
Europe nam Month ago
the first 2 songs are absolutely calm and peaceful, this heals me a lot when i was going through some difficult times. Thank you so much!
Jacky Bouyer
Jacky Bouyer Month ago
Que du bonheur! Aussi bien musicalement que visuellement! Une époque où il faisait bon vivre même si la vie était souvent rude! On prenait le temps, on vivait au rythme des saisons. Pas de mécanisation! Pas de pollution! Pas de plastique! Pas de pesticides! Des oiseaux et des insectes par milliers! Pas de pub!!! Les villes étaient à échelle humaine! L'agriculture était à échelle humaine! La pêche était à échelle humaine! Que reste-t-il de tout cela?
teresa kaczynski
What is the one that starts at24:53?
in futurum
in futurum 25 days ago
This is the Arabesque No. 1 by Debussy.
sean marshall
sean marshall Month ago
Hari.. the music... it's Debussy... well playe... but the impressionists you have included, that your pro, WOW..I don't know them all and I can't guess them all.. but it's gust as great to see as to hear.. thanks!
Ирина Кулибаба
This music reminds me playing SIMs
Elsa Freitas
Elsa Freitas Month ago
My heart hearts when I hear this melody...dejavu feeling...as deep as the seabed..
Gastón Eduardo Lamberti
¿¿"Claro la luna"?? ¿O "Claro de luna"? ¡Ay, Hari ABD...! Fijate un poquito lo que escribís...
Dakota Gandy
Dakota Gandy Month ago
I think I have a problem I have listened to ¨Clair De Lune¨ probably about 50 times
Ashley Lumpkin
Ashley Lumpkin Month ago
My student encouraged me to add a comment. We think this music is lovely.
Jay Siguenza
Jay Siguenza Month ago
excellent music and the viewing photos are beautiful.
Jeffrey Zehner
Jeffrey Zehner Month ago
slideshow of works too quick... slow and steady...
Ramón Moreno Carreño
Esto escuchaba Gabriel García Márquez, mientras escribía "100 años de soledad"
Boogie Maam
Boogie Maam Month ago
How sad. I am 51 but I have never heard of this person or his music until 5 minutes ago. There must be so much I need to hear. It’s like I see the size of the shark now and I’m going to need a bigger boat😮
Vitor Botelho de Souza
this is the kind of music you already heard but you dont know it yet
moviemad56 29 days ago
You certainly have a lot of enjoyable catching up to do!
진채문 Month ago
Thank you from S. Korea! I am enjoying your streaming almost every week.
Nestor Rangel
Nestor Rangel Month ago
Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff: excellent for moments that demand calm or reflection, intellectual work and difficult tasks. Great. Great artists to whom humanity is indebted
Editor Thompson
Editor Thompson Month ago
over 100 70 tril kazinskies with no one?
SleepyTime Month ago
This is beautiful. The art is amazing and Debussy is so lovely to listen to. Inspired and creating my own as well, would love some input to make good videos.
Jian Yin
Jian Yin Month ago
sweet music get sweet people together
Rovin P
Rovin P Month ago
Ever since taking classical music 🎶 in highschool, I always have a deep appreciation for classical music. Now I'm in my late 30s and I play this in the background while the children play. It's calm and sets the tone while relaxes my mind.
So nice
Ana Cristina Ruelas
Y con los impresionistas de fondo wahw
Ana Cristina Ruelas
Con esta música los problemas de la vida se ven menos difíciles, enaltece el espíritu al grado de excelsitud.
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