Complete preludes, books 1 and 2 dover music for piano. The print is somewhat larger than normal which is very good. Add to that the chance to depict cathedral bells sounding through water, and it is not hard to see the attraction. The group of slow preludes inthe beginningthough technically easycan make one sound like a beginner. In his notes to this cd, he points out that voiles, in the plural, can mean either veils or sails. Claude debussy preludes, book i amazon web services. The twentyfour preludes of debussy are published in two books of twelve preludes each.
The preludes were composed in two books of twelve, the first in 190910 and the second in 1911. Here, in one volume, are two bodies of work that, perhaps more than any others, reveal the essence of claude debussys extraordinary expressiveness and his innovative gifts for musical imagery. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. His readings of the first book of preludes, and the first set of images is going to be much, much, much more than soothing pastel background music listening. Several pianists have performed the set out of order, and at least one. Preludes book 2 by arturo benedetti michelangeli, claude. It again transforms to a three note triad in the midlow register, but with two significant developments. Claude debussy composed the second book of preludes during 1910 12.
Godowsky, gave the premiere of the entire second book of preludes in 19 in london. Achilleclaude debussy 22nd august 1862 25th march 1918 was a french composer. One only prays and hopes that the rest of debussy s piano music is somewhere in the near future, probably along with at least the core ravel piano works if not all the ravel piano music. In the second half the figure returns to a single note d in the mid range. Dovers book of debussy preludes is made of extremely high quality print on heavier paper than usual. 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. Pianist richard goode coaches sungsoo cho on claude debussysles collines danacapri from preludes, book i, in the resnick education. The two final preludes of book i are more lighthearted. Claude debussys preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each. Preludes chopin simple english wikipedia, the free. Feux dartifice, from preludes, book ii tanya gabrielian. Buy debussy preludes by claude debussy, pascal roge from amazons classical music store. This significant compilation of 12 preludes represents debussy s mature writing style and is filled with a great diversity of compositional styles. The germanenglish pianist walter morse rummel, a student of leopold godowsky, gave the premiere of the entire second book of preludes in 19 in london.
The beams on even the 32nd notes are very easy to distinguish many printers do not get such a high resolution and the spaces between 2 or 3 beams are often poorly defined resulting in fat black patches instead of distinct lines. Three years exist between the publication of the first and second book, with the former appearing in 1910. It is the seventh piece in the composers first book of preludes, written. Oct 31, 2006 recorded on 10312006, uploaded on 01262009. Krystian zimermans survey of one of the most towering monuments in all piano literature simply exudes stylish authority. He was one of the most important figures in music at the turn of the 20th century. Each book contains twelve preludes for the piano, many of them known to todays musical audiences because of their great popularity with pianists worldwide. 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. The music expresses a vast repertoire of emotions, colors and moods. One does not need to conjure up visions of the setting for this prelude, as simple geographic information about the small city will allow the listener to paint a sufficient picture.
This paper also includes a brief history of preludes as well as possible influences upon debussy and his compositions. Book i was composed in a short time between december 1909 and february 1910. Dino ciani, and countless other pianists in one book or in selections from both. Jul 05, 2011 the crosseyed pianist is free to access and adfree, and takes many hours every month to research, write, and maintain. One is the increase to and repetition of fournote chords in measures 2123, and subsequent alteration in chord voicing in measure 24. This piano piece was initially published in the year 1908 and is included in preludes by debussy. Claude debussy, preludes, book i debussys preludes are divided into two parts. I read this one some 10 years or so ago when i was slowly returning to comics and, having reread it now, i still maintain that preludes and nocturnes is a poor place to start with this series though its a decent book. One only prays and hopes that the rest of debussys piano music is somewhere in the near future, probably along with at least the core ravel piano works if not all the ravel piano music. The set by paul jacobs was the benchmark to which i compared all other performances i found zimerman wimpy, and some rhythms.
Among french musics most avantgarde expressions, they also contain some of debussys most atonal sorties. Preludes books 1 and 2 has been added to your cart add to cart. Both books 1 and 2 of debussys popular piano preludes are contained in this one sturdy volume. Claude debussys two books of preludes, implying homage to both chopin and bach, revel in the composers innovative piano techniques. If you find joy and value in what i do, please consider making a donation to support the continuance of the site. The company has pioneered the idea of the series and proudly includes series of such composers as prokofiev, tchaikovsky, parry, walton, grainger, berkeley and bridge. Among the most important 20th century composers, and the most influential. Unlike some notable collections of preludes from prior times, such as chopins op. The one clear fault of the osborne recording is dynamic extremes, which is, i assume, an engineering decision. Autorip is available only for eligible cds and vinyl sold by amazon eu sarl but does not apply to gift orders or primenow orders. Complete preludes, books 1 and 2 dover music for piano debussy, claude on. Feux dartifice, from preludes, book ii claude debussy.
The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and give a descriptive analysis of twelve of the twentyfour preludes written by claude debussy. Ce qua vu le vent douest is a musical composition by french composer claude debussy. One can hardly imagine so transparent an image in sound. These compositions, while endearing themselves to both pianist and listener, also occupy an important place in musical. See terms and conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the mp3 version in case of order returns or cancellatio. Of the manifold wonders in preludes, book i, i will mention several in which i think schepkin especially shines. Preludes book 1 australian national academy of music. Topclassicalmusic music history channel 22,749,772 views.
Debussy took great care in assigning these titles, and several contain quotations from various poems. Information from its description page there is shown below. Claude debussys preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes. Maybe i am a lazy pianist but i like editions that have some fingering suggestions so i dont have so much work to do. Hes recorded the first set of debussy preludes, but not the second, so this is his first go at both. Helpful english translations of french terms as well as debussy s performance. I have one other schirmer debussy piano book and this compilation book was what led me to purchase this set of preludes.
Debussy gave titles to each prelude, which significantly. A year at anam is a unique experience for a developing musician. Often dubbed a musical impressionist, but his music always has a strong sense of form. Debussy preludes, book 1 by claude debussy 18621918. Canope preludes, book ii, 19 playing debussys piano works. Ilya itin, piano this video was recorded at the golandsky institute international piano festival at princeton university. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. Puck is shakespeares elf, in all likelihood found by debussy, as roy howat has suggested, in an edition of 1908 with illustrations by arthur rackham. Some pedaling marks at the bottom if these pages were cut off. With the purchase of a cd or vinyl record dispatched from and sold by amazon. A descriptive analysis of the preludes book 1 of claude.
Claude debussy composed his two books of preludes during a remarkably brief periodthe first, between december 1909 and february 1910. Another critic wrote that book 2 of the preludes is played more successfully than book 1. Debussys most dramatic contribution to music history was his disregard for traditional chord. Debussys preludes demand a great deal from pianists. One of the worlds most celebrated pianists helene grimaud presents a beautiful, haunting call to nature water is an evocative.1420 452 452 1397 121 1326 993 723 210 53 359 112 501 1025 611 26 612 597 1396 1262 1534 1185 658 1159 1064 271 1497 1354 24 703 60