(Here are my thoughts about playing this piece. Please add your thoughts in the comments at the bottom.)
The First Arabesque is one of the first Debussy pieces I learned to play. It has a very light melody and brings a smile to anyone who listens to it. The first of Debussy’s published piano works, the Deux Arabesques are light pieces that probably date from a much earlier time: By 1888 Debussy had already published several works for piano and voice which have much greater sophistication than the Arabesques.