Debussy’s music is noted for its sensory component and frequent eschewing of tonality. Debussy’s work usually reflected the activities or turbulence in his own life. In French literary circles, the style of this period was known as symbolism, a movement that directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant. the second Images, is slow and yearningly nostalgic. It takes as its inspiration a melody from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Castor et Pollux. Edited by Hans Swarsenski. Edition Peters.