Debussy Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 20 Works

Debussy Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 20 Works

by Claude Debussy


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"No composer in musical history has taught the pianist more new and permanently valuable things," says Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, describing Impressionist Claude Debussy. This new compilation of the composer's most colorfully atmospheric works attests to his extraordinary powers of invention and to his reassessment of keyboard color and technique. Twenty selections range from such fanciful pieces as the impudent "Golligwogg's cakewalk" and the misty "Sunken Cathedral" to the brilliant "Fireworks." A rich compilation of works by France's most innovative and influential composer, this convenient and modestly priced volume will be welcomed by pianists, students, teachers, and music lovers. Dover original compilation of works from authoritative editions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486424255
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 11/07/2002
Series: Dover Music for Piano Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

French composer Claude Debussy (1862–1918) was one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, although he disliked the term when applied to his compositions. A central figure in European music of the turn of the 20th century, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1903.

Table of Contents

1 Arabesque No. 1 (1888-91)
2 Clair de lune (Moonlight, 1890-1905)
3 Danse (Dance, 1890)
4 Des pas sur la neige (Footprints in the snow, 1909-10)
5 Feuilles mortes (Dead leaves, 1912-13)
6 Feux d'artifice (Fireworks, 1912-13)
7 Golliwogg's cakewalk (1906-8)
8 Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the rain, 1903)
9 Jimbo's lullaby (1906-8)
10 La cathédrale engloutie (The engulfed cathedral, 1909-10)
11 La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair, 1909-10)
12 La plus que lente--Valse (The "more than slow" waltz, 1910)
13 La Puerta del Vino (The Wine Gate, 1912-13)
14 L'isle joyeuse (The isle of joy, 1904)
15 Minstrels (1909-10)
16 Ondine (The water nymph Undine, 1912-13)
17 Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections in the water, 1905)
18 Rêverie (Revery, 1890)
19 Soirée dans Granade (Evening in Granada, 1903)
20 Voiles (Sails or Veils, 1909-10)

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