Over 21,000,000 views on YouTube attest to the amazing power of Debussy’s “Claire de Lune”.
As we often note on this site, appreciation of a work of art is a use of emotional ability, and cannot be done by intellectual ability alone. This piece is a great example of that. We can speculate endlessly intellectually regarding what this piece is about. But from the very start our emotional ability is moved and understands it completely.
Update August 22, 2013: Google’s home page today is featuring this same piece by Debussy.