Among the later classical music composers at the beginning of the 20th century, Debussy introduced a unique twist to his compositions. Clair de Lune by Debussy is both his most famous achievement, and a prime example of the influence of the Symbolist movement on his work. The movement developed as a response to realism, and sought to delve into the deeper, hidden aspects of the human condition. Debussy created songs that conjure up images of a dark, mysterious landscape trying to reveal itself.
Listening to a professional orchestra or solo artist perform this piece can give you the full sense of everything that's in it. For those with their own musical talent, playing the song from sheet music gives it an added dimension. There is not only the dimension experienced by the ears, but one that is experienced by the hands, as they recreate the sounds. This song provides a unique treat for anyone who enjoys making their own music.