Although the composer did not think the preludes should be performed as a cycle, book two is perfectly symmetrical with two showpieces at the start and end on the twelve pieces. Module 5 analysis of piano repertoire lessons 1 and 2 debussy preludes the student must look for the book the piano works of claude debsusy, by e. See all 9 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Debussy preludes book 2 free downloadable sheet music. Claude debussys painterly preludes the subtle, elusive quality of debussys twentyfour preludes is captured perfectly by pianist paul jacobs, who plays them with a tolling, belllike sound. Pianist imogen c ooper painted evocative sound pictures in a bbc radio 3 lunchtime recital featuring music by debussy, beethoven and chopin. Measures 7 and 8 set the motive and 9 and 10 are just a repetition.
Claude debussy composed his two books of preludes during a remarkably brief periodthe first, between december 1909 and february 1910. Often dubbed a musical impressionist, but his music always has a strong sense of form. The next few measures go through a series of stacked chord progressions that eventually come full circle back to d. Download debussy preludes, book 2 in pdf and mp3 for free and without. This is the ultimate source for these beloved piano preludes by debussy, in a newly engraved and researched critical edition from durand, the original publisher of this music. Similarly, the great german pianist walter gieseking seemed to have dibs on the debussy preludes. Publication date 19 topics preludes, for piano, scores featuring the piano, for 1 player collection imslp. When we were playing schumann fantasiestuck opus 73 no. Debussy preludes, book 2 download free sheet music musopen.
Preludes, book 1 6 epigraphes antiques en blanc et noir robert and gaby casadesus 1956 ns 0105. Information from its description page there is shown below. The second section b starts a span of four episodes that result in the peak of the piece in measure 20. I provide the original scanned version and the filtered, because the filter does some changes smoothening, sharpening borders and some portions of the scan get lost sometimes when they are too small e. My analysis of canope debussy preludes for piano, book. Claude debussy composed the second book of preludes during 1910 12. The first episode, measures 711, begins in the key of d. Despite the research i have done regarding the title, the results i have found are still only speculation.
There is no proof that debussy necessarily intended the preludes to be performed as a. Paul jacobss 1970s recordings of debussys preludes for nonesuch were included in the npr classical 50 list of essential recordings. My analysis of canope debussy preludes for piano, book ii. You get two discs for the price of one here, but the discs are only about 42 and 43 minutes worth. Debussys preludes demand a great deal from pianists. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The present release in emis great recordings of the century series marks the third time giesekings 1953 versions are reissued on cd.
Not only is the title full of mystery, but the piece. I have one other schirmer debussy piano book and this compilation book was what led me to purchase this set of preludes. Among the most important 20th century composers, and the most influential. Dates for book ii are harder to come by, but the volume was published almost exactly three years after the first, on 19 april 19. Topflight debussy preludes march 23, 2019 by joseph f.
Ilya itin, piano this video was recorded at the golandsky institute international piano festival at princeton university. I bought these recently on cd, because i gave away my lps when i moved into a manhattan apartment in the late 1980s, i still miss them. This piece is pure debussy a beautiful, quiet contemplative tone poem. Some pedaling marks at the bottom if these pages were cut off. Maybe i am a lazy pianist but i like editions that have some fingering suggestions so i dont have so much work to do. This was the first collection of debussy s preludes i ever owned and i have yet to hear another that surpasses it.
Preludes, book 1 6 epigraphes antiques en blanc et noir robert and gaby casadesus 1956 by claude debussy. My personal journey through the 24 debussy preludes. The paperback of the complete preludes, books 1 and 2. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for. Achilleclaude debussy august 22, 1862 march 25, 1918 was a french composer. Unlike some notable collections of preludes from prior times, such as chopins op. Complete preludes, books 1 and 2 dover music for piano paperback april 1, 1989 by claude debussy author 4. This album contains the preludes, books 1 and 2 by debussy, presented by piano classics, a label of brilliant classics. Debussys first public solo piano performance was not until age fifty, when he performed some of his preludes between 1911 and 19. Debussy preludes, book 1 by claude debussy 18621918. The performances tell it like it is or almost, for not all debussys very demanding contrasts of dynamics are observed, and i imagine collard has small hands, though she. Orchestral reimaginings of debussys piano pieces which are entertaining, intriguing and very satisfying. This is the paperback edition based on the hardbound complete works of claude debussy.
Book i was written between december 1909 and february 1910, and book ii between the last months. Claude debussys preludes are two sets of pieces for solo piano, written in 1910 10. It is not necessary to be a virtuoso in order to play the notes of many of the pieces, but formidable technique and vision are required to create the colours and capture the changing moods. A summary of their overall effect on debussys melody and harmony. Complete preludes, books 1 and 2 dover music for piano. On the show, critic ted libbey called them quite remarkable and dubbed jacobs the gold standard for the piano music of debussy. Debussy played nos 1, 2, 10 and 11 at a concert on 5 may and we know that all of them, apart possibly from no 7, were heard in paris over the next ten months. Jul 05, 2011 pianist imogen c ooper painted evocative sound pictures in a bbc radio 3 lunchtime recital featuring music by debussy, beethoven and chopin. Claude debussy s preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each. I was very taken indeed with that disc so im delighted that the remainder of the. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository.
The only quibble i have is its putting the titles at the head of each piece. Canope preludes, book ii, 19 playing debussys piano. Claude debussys preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans lair du soir modere 3. Claude debussys preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each. Claude debussy perhaps the most influential french composer of modern times, studied piano, theory and composition at the paris.
Debussys preludes break away from the character of. Preludes books 1 and 2 paperback april 1, 1999 by claude debussy composer 4. Chopin twentyfour preludes opus 28 research online uow. His 193839 versions were staples of the 78 rpm catalog, as well as his 1951 and 1953 lp remakes. The main tonics of each prelude and how they are emphasized. P ierrelaurent aimards muchpublicised recent claim in an interview with a german newspaper that debussy is a greater composer than wagner is by no. Please add your thoughts in the comments at the bottom. Chapter 2 is a study of chopin as pianist and teacher and provides a detailed account of. Publication date 19 topics preludes, for piano, scores featuring the piano, for 1 player collection. Claude debussy had been toying with the idea of writing a book of preludes for some time, and once he began, the process was a speedy one with his first volume completed within two months. Along with maurice ravel, he is considered one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. Sep 29, 2009 claude debussy s painterly preludes the subtle, elusive quality of debussy s twentyfour preludes is captured perfectly by pianist paul jacobs, who plays them with a tolling, belllike sound.41 600 1496 576 712 722 237 1240 818 929 954 1085 362 397 1355 252 701 156 207 889 772 1402 1065 1169 1314 276 393 1530 939 1537 192 512 19 1229 1098 924 1215 968 1027 182 1311 1097 680 324 103 128