The Little Shepherd of Debussy, is the second to last movement of his Children’s Corner Suite. It is a poetic gem. This piece has a very special meaning for me for a number of reasons. When I learned the complete Children’s Corner Suite, it represented a milestone for me at the time. Although my hands were very small and weak, I was able to bring great expression to the sophisticated music.
This movement in particular has always had a special place in my heart. In fact, I often dedicated this piece to my mother as an encore in numerous concert performances.