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Composed: 1890

Length: c. 5 minutes

Orchestration: solo piano

About this Piece

The universally beloved Clair de lune (“Moonlight”) is the third movement of the Suite bergamasque. Written as early as 1890, it was originally called “Promenade sentimentale” after a poem by Verlaine – a title can make such a difference.

The universally beloved Clair de lune (“Moonlight”) is the third movement of the Suite bergamasque. Written as early as 1890, it was originally called “Promenade sentimentale” after a poem by Verlaine – a title can make such a difference.