This "little suite" published in 1908 is dedicated to the composer's daughter, then aged three: "To my dearest Chouchou ... with her father's tender apologies for what will follow." The first movement, Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum, alludes to a study by Muzio Clementi. Debussy's interest in all that is English is certainly no stranger to the titles of movements two to six. If the music appeals to the childish imagination, it nevertheless requires an amateur interpreter already ambitious. Golliwogg's Cakewalk, the very famous No. 6, written in the style of ragtime, testifies to Debussy's affinities with popular music popular at the time. The Children's Corner was a tremendous success and was arranged for the most diverse formations.
(Note from the Ecuador)