Des pas sur la neige by Debussy (Footprints in the Snow)
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Winter music: the best pieces inspired by the coldest season
18. Des pas sur la neige by Debussy (Footprints in the Snow)
This delightful piano miniature comes from Debussy’s first book of Préludes (a collection which also includes ‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’ and ‘La cathédrale engloutie’). It has been suggested that Debussy was inspired by the snowy scenes by Impressionist painters like Monet and Sisley.