Claude Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1. Andantino con moto (from “Deux arabesques”) is one of the very early impressionistic pieces of music, following the French visual art form. The piece wanders through modes and keys to achieve evocative scenes through music. Debussy’s view of a musical arabesque was a line curved in accordance with nature, and with his music he mirrored the celebrations of shapes in nature made by the Art Nouveau artists of the time.