#debussy

First book of Préludes, No. 6: ‘Des pas sur la neige’ (Footsteps in the snow) by Claude Debussy

Debussy complete his first book of Préludes in 1910. Unlike previous notable collections of preludes by composers such as Bach and Chopin, this collection is not intended to display a composition in each of the tonal keys. Each work in this collection is given an artistic title, however this title is provided at the end of the manuscript as Debussy wanted the performer to experience the piece without being influenced by the name of the work.

4 days, 8 hours ago

First book of Préludes, No. 5: ‘Les collines d'Anacapri: Très modéré’ (The Hills of Anacapri) by Claude Debussy

Debussy complete his first book of Préludes in 1910. Unlike previous notable collections of preludes by composers such as Bach and Chopin, this collection is not intended to display a composition in each of the tonal keys. Each work in this collection is given an artistic title, however this title is provided at the end of the manuscript as Debussy wanted the performer to experience the piece without being influenced by the name of the work.

2 weeks ago

First book of Préludes, No. 4: ‘Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir’ (The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air) by Claude Debussy

Debussy complete his first book of Préludes in 1910. Unlike previous notable collections of preludes by composers such as Bach and Chopin, this collection is not intended to display a composition in each of the tonal keys. Each work in this collection is given an artistic title, however this title is provided at the end of the manuscript as Debussy wanted the performer to experience the piece without being influenced by the name of the work.

3 weeks, 3 days ago

First book of Préludes, No. 3: ‘Le vent dans la plaine: Animé’ (The Wind in the Plain) by Claude Debussy

Debussy complete his first book of Préludes in 1910. Unlike previous notable collections of preludes by composers such as Bach and Chopin, this collection is not intended to display a composition in each of the tonal keys. Each work in this collection is given an artistic title, however this title is provided at the end of the manuscript as Debussy wanted the performer to experience the piece without being influenced by the name of the work.

1 month ago

First book of Préludes, No. 2: ‘Voiles’ (Veils/Sails) by Claude Debussy

Debussy complete his first book of Préludes in 1910. Unlike previous notable collections of preludes by composers such as Bach and Chopin, this collection is not intended to display a composition in each of the tonal keys. Each work in this collection is given an artistic title, however this title is provided at the end of the manuscript as Debussy wanted the performer to experience the piece without being influenced by the name of the work.

1 month, 2 weeks ago

First book of Préludes, No. 1: ‘Danseuses de Delphes’ (Dancers of Delphi) by Claude Debussy

Debussy complete his first book of Préludes in 1910. Unlike previous notable collections of preludes by composers such as Bach and Chopin, this collection is not intended to display a composition in each of the tonal keys. Each work in this collection is given an artistic title, however this title is provided at the end of the manuscript as Debussy wanted the performer to experience the piece without being influenced by the name of the work.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Masques, L. 105 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this solo work for piano in 1904 with the premiere performance being given in February of 1905 at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris. The title “Masques” is in reference to the commedia dell’arte, however correspondence between Debussy and fellow musician Marguerite Long shows that Debussy meant for this work to express his feelings of tragedy after the separation with his second wife Rosalie Texier.

2 months, 1 week ago

Andante cantabile in E major, L. 10 by Claude Debussy

This work for piano duet was completed in 1881 while Debussy was a student at the Paris Conservatoire. By 1881 Debussy had completed the first movement for a symphony in B minor as a gift for Nadescha von Meck, a talented pianist and a former patron of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This work was lost for nearly 50 years until an autographed copy was located in a Russian archive. It is thought that this Andante cantabile was to serve as the first movement for a three-movement symphony, with the ‘symphony in B minor’ as the second movement.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

Images, Set 1. Mouvement (Movement) by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his set of three ‘Images’ in 1905. The three works were composed in the well-established ‘impressionistic’ style of music, meaning the work is meant to evoke emotions and senses through non-functional harmony.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Petite Suite, L. 65 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this suite originally for piano duet in 1889 with the premiere performance being given in February the same year in Paris with Debussy as one of the performers. It is likely the work was a commission piece on behalf of publisher and fellow pianist Jacques Durand who was the other performer at the premiere. The work was orchestrated by fellow composer and friend of Debussy, Henri Büsser, under the direction of Debussy in 1907.

The suite is comprised of four movements:
I. En bateau (sailing): Andantino
II. Cortège (Retinue): Moderato
III. Menuet: Moderato
IV. Ballet: Allegro giusto

3 months, 1 week ago

Danse bohémienne, L. 4 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this short work for piano in 1880, and is the first published piano work for the composer. The work was written for Nadezdha von Meck, patron of Tchaikovsky and later a friend of Debussy. Meck gave a copy of the work to Tchaikovsky in 1880 with the comment “This young man wants to devote himself to composing, he writes really delightfully”.

Tchaikovsky would reply that “It’s really a very nice thing, though really too short”.

3 months, 2 weeks ago

String Quartet in G minor, L. 91 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this quartet in 1893, with the premiere performance taking place in December the same year in Paris. The work was met with mixed reactions due to the radical application of impressionistic tonal shifts in the work as well as the noted influence of the Russian school of music.

The work is comprised of four movements:
I. Animé et très décidé
II. Assez vif et bien rythmé
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Très modéré – En animant peu à peu – Très mouvementé et avec passion

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Symphony in B minor for Piano Duet, L. 8 by Claude Debussy

In 1881, Debussy had completed the first movement for a symphony in B minor as a gift for Nadescha von Meck, a talented pianist and a former patron of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This work was lost for nearly 50 years until an autographed copy was located in a Russian archive. The symphony would have its first publication in 1933.

The work is comprised of a single Allegro movement.

4 months ago

Fantaisie for piano and orchestra, L. 73 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this work for piano and orchestra in 1890 and was dedicated to pianist René Chansarel. The work was originally intended for a premiere in 1890, but the scheduled conductor would only perform the first movement. Debussy declined to allow the work to only have a partial performance.

The first full performance of this work would not take place until November 1919, a year after Debussy’s death.

The work is comprised of three movements:
I. Andante ma non troppo
II. Lento e molto espressivo
III. Allegro molto

4 months, 1 week ago

Sonata for flute, viola and harp, L. 137 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this ensemble sonata in 1915 with the premiere performance being given in November of 1916 at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Debussy had originally planned for the ensemble to be flute, oboe and harp but changed the oboe for a viola as he felt the timbre of the viola better suited the other two instruments.

The work is comprised of three movements:
I. Pastorale: Lento, dolce rubato
II. Interlude: Tempo di Minuetto
III. Finale: Allegro moderato ma risoluto

4 months, 1 week ago

Piano Trio in G major, L. 5 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this work for piano trio in 1880 while residing in Fiesole, Italy. Debussy was 18 at the time and had not yet garnered a reputation as a composer.

The work is comprised of four movements:
I. Andantino con moto allegro
II. Scherzo: Moderato con allegro
III. Andante espressivo
IV. Finale: Appassionato

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Images, Set 1. Hommage à Rameau (Tribute to Rameau) by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his set of three ‘Images’ in 1905. The three works were composed in the well-established ‘impressionistic’ style of music, meaning the work is meant to evoke emotions and senses through non-functional harmony.

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Pour le piano (For the piano), L. 95 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this suite of three solo piano pieces in 1901, with the premiere performance being given in January 1902 at the Salle Érard in Paris. While the work was completed in 1901, sketches show Debussy began work on specific movements within the suite as early as 1894.

The work is comprised of three movements:
I. Prélude
II. Sarabande
III. Toccata

4 months, 4 weeks ago

Images, Set 1. Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the water) by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his set of three ‘Images’ in 1905. The three works were composed in the well established ‘impressionistic’ style of music, meaning the work is meant to evoke emotions and senses through non-functional harmony.

5 months ago

La mer, L. 109 ‘The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra’ by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed this work for orchestra in 1905, with the premiere performance being give in October the same year in Paris. Debussy intended for the work to visualise the interaction of the wind and the sea. It would be the second major orchestral work Debussy would compose.

The work is comprised of three sections with their own theme:
I. "De l'aube à midi sur la mer" – From dawn to noon on the sea
II. "Jeux de vagues" – Play of the Waves
III. "Dialogue du vent et de la mer" – Dialogue of the wind and the sea

5 months ago

First book of Préludes, No. 10: ‘La Cathédrale engloutie’ by Claude Debussy

Finished in 1910 while Debussy was working on the council of the Conservatoire in Paris. The name translates to ‘The Sunken Cathedral’, named after the Breton myth of a submerged cathedral near the island of Y’s (the coast of Brittany). The repeating low tones are meant to simulate the sound of the cathedral bell ringing with the tide.

5 months, 1 week ago

Rêverie (Reverie) by Claude Debussy

French composer Claude Debussy completed this work in 1895 as a solo piano piece. The work is an exploration into impressionistic music for Debussy, with the work meant to visualise a dream like ‘reverie’.

5 months, 1 week ago

Children’s Corner Suite, L. 133. No. 6, Golliwogg’s Cakewalk by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his six movement Children’s corner suite in 1908, with the first performance being given in December the same year. Debussy wrote the suite for his daughter Claude-Emma, who was three at the time.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Children’s Corner Suite, L. 133. No. 5, The Little Shepard by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his six movement Children’s corner suite in 1908, with the first performance being given in December the same year. Debussy wrote the suite for his daughter Claude-Emma, who was three at the time.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Children’s Corner Suite, L. 133. No. 4, The Snow is Dancing by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his six movement Children’s corner suite in 1908, with the first performance being given in December the same year. Debussy wrote the suite for his daughter Claude-Emma, who was three at the time.

5 months, 3 weeks ago

Children’s Corner Suite, L. 133. No. 3, Serenade for the Doll by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his six movement Children’s corner suite in 1908, with the first performance being given in December the same year. Debussy wrote the suite for his daughter Claude-Emma, who was three at the time.

5 months, 3 weeks ago

Children’s Corner Suite, L. 133. No. 2, Jimbo’s Lullaby by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his six movement Children’s corner suite in 1908, with the first performance being given in December the same year. Debussy wrote the suite for his daughter Claude-Emma, who was three at the time.

5 months, 4 weeks ago

Children’s Corner Suite, L. 133. No. 1, Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his six movement Children’s corner suite in 1908, with the first performance being given in December the same year. Debussy wrote the suite for his daughter Claude-Emma, who was three at the time.

5 months, 4 weeks ago

Suite bergamasque, No. 4 ‘Passepied’, L. 75 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his Suite Bergamasque in 1905, after initial work which started in 1890. The suite is comprised of four movements. The suite is likely based on poems by French poet Paul Verlaine.

6 months, 1 week ago

Suite bergamasque, No. 3 ‘Clair de lune’, L. 75 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his Suite Bergamasque in 1905, after initial work which started in 1890. The suite is comprised of four movements. The suite is likely based on poems by French poet Paul Verlaine.

6 months, 1 week ago

Suite bergamasque, No. 2 ‘Menuet’, L. 75 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his Suite Bergamasque in 1905, after initial work which started in 1890. The suite is comprised of four movements. The suite is likely based on poems by French poet Paul Verlaine.

6 months, 1 week ago

Suite bergamasque, No. 1 ‘Prélude’, L. 75 by Claude Debussy

Debussy completed his Suite Bergamasque in 1905, after initial work which started in 1890. The suite is comprised of four movements. The suite is likely based on poems by French poet Paul Verlaine.

6 months, 1 week ago

Arabesque No. 2, L. 66, ‘Allegretto scherzando’ by Claude Debussy

Debussy composed a pair of ‘arabesque’ piano pieces between 1888 and 1891. The works are an example of early impressionism, with the music meant to capture the feeling of the visual art form of the time.

6 months, 1 week ago

Arabesque No. 1, L. 66, ‘Andantino con moto’ by Claude Debussy

Debussy composed a pair of ‘arabesque’ piano pieces between 1888 and 1891. The works are an example of early impressionism, with the music meant to capture the feeling of the visual art form of the time.

6 months, 1 week ago

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, L. 86 by Claude Debussy

Debussy compose this prelude in 1894 and gave the premiere in Paris in December 1894. The work is based on the poem ‘L'après-midi d'un faune’ by French poet Stéphane Mallarmé. This has since become one of the most well recognised of Debussy’s orchestral works.

6 months, 1 week ago

First book of Préludes, No. 8: ‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’ by Claude Debussy

Finished in 1910 while Debussy was working on the council of the Conservatoire in Paris. The name translates to ‘the girl with the flaxen hair’, named after a poem by French poet Leconte de Lisle. The work is one of the shortest compositions Debussy wrote, and is likely simplistic in nature to match the tone of the poem it is based on.

6 months, 2 weeks ago

"Moonlight" by French composer Achille-Claude Debussy. The third piece in Suite bergamasque, a four-movement composition originally written for piano in 1905 A.D. Inspired by the poem "Clair de lune" written by French poet Paul Verlaine three decades prior.

8 months, 1 week ago

Claude Debussy, Jardins Sous La Pluie (Estampes, 3rd movement) – The Gardens Under The Rain

Andreas König, pianist www.andreaskoenig.es
Recorded in Hellenikon Idyllion, Selianitika - Greece www.idyllion.eu

9 months, 3 weeks ago

Poem: Paul Verlaine
Composer: Claude Debussy
Recitation: Julia Diamantopoulou
Piano: Andreas König www.andreaskoenig.es
Camera and Production: www.klangmobil.eu

Location: Hellenikon Idyllion, Selianitika-Egio, Greece - www.idyllion.eu

10 months ago

*I do not own the copyrights for this music*

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."
- Vincent van Gogh

Composed by Claude Debussy

https://www.discogs.com/Kyung-Wha-Chung-Con-Amore/master/729911

10 months, 1 week ago

The purpose of the artist's search for self expression, connection and validation
results in the smallest of corners being enlightened with love - RR

1 year, 2 months ago

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Original video - https://youtu.be/SgSNgzA37To

"It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else."
- Arthur Schopenhauer

'Founding Concert of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Recorded live at the Lucerne Festival, Summer 2003
Concert Hall of the Culture- and Convention Center Lucerne, 14. August 2003

Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado - conductor

Click here to compare Claude Debussy's interpretation with Esa-Pekka Salonen's as conductors: https://youtu.be/kxEMgHGrAPM

La Mer - Trois esquisses symphoniques
The Sea - three symphonic sketches
Das Meer - drei symphonische Skizzen

0:00 I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer. Très lent (8:35)
From Dawn to Midday at Sea
Vom Morgen bis zum Mittag auf dem Meer

8:31 II. Jeux de vagues. Allegro (6:47)
Play of the Waves
Spiel der Wellen

15:18 III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer. Animé et tumultueux (8:21)
Dialogue between the Wind and the Sea
Gespräch zwischen Wind und Meer

La Mer was written between 1903 and 1905, and is now one of the best-known works in the symphonic repertoire. The subtitle of the three-movement composition, "symphonic sketches", clearly shows that with this music Debussy intended to disassociate himself not only from strict symphonic form but also from programme music influenced by extramusical material. The sea's waves and surfaces become a metaphor for timbre-based music - a pioneering vision of the sounds of the future at the beginning of the 20th century.'

1 year, 6 months ago

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Original video - https://youtu.be/SKd0VII-l3A

David Oistrakh plays beautifuly Claire de lune. Recorded in Paris, 1962, with Frida Bauer in piano.

1 year, 9 months ago

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2 years, 2 months ago

Claude Debussy—Préludes

2 years, 3 months ago