Claude-Achille Debussy – Clair de Lune (Mondglanz, Mondschein, Moonlight), Suite Bergamasque, Claudio Arrau pianist. The Suite bergamasque was first composed by Debussy, 1890-1905. Claudio Arrau, 88 years old. Recorded in 1991. Arrau died in June 1991
Claude Debussy’s famous Clair de lune is the third piece of the Suite bergamasque for piano, a work whose title was chosen as much for its composer’s love of the word-sounds as for its Renaissance implications (though the work can rightly be described as something of a tribute to the French harpsichordists of olden days).