Pour Le Piano by Claude Debussy for Solo Piano (1901) L.95

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The result is surely not idiomatic Debussy but perverse in a wonderful way. And as if to tease us, Debussy inserts a sole snatch of true song at the opening of act III as M�lisande combs her long hair � one brief, largely unaccompanied verse and chorus of an ancient ballad � thus not only defining Melisande�s ageless purity but also serving as a reminder of the striking distance of the remainder of the opera from conventional writing. (Notably, Verdi ended his final opera, Falstaff, with a related gesture, by which he emphasized his own innovative avoidance of traditional arias by concluding with a formal fugue, perhaps the least likely component of any opera.) Debussy's only other concessions to traditional opera are so rare as to attract immediate attention.
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Clair de Lune: Piano: Edited from the First Edition by

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After his father's death in 1695, Bach moved to Ohrdruf, where he lived and studied organ with his older brother Johann Christoph. His musical experimentation was very much of its time, and at the time I'm sure what he did was of, at least, curiosity to folks with more traditional tastes. The tuba-like instrument used in marching bands is called a "sousaphone." In "Pagodas," several different versions of the pentatonic scale appear.
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2 Arabesques (Deuxieme arabesque – for theatre orchestra):

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The game of " Up with A and down with B " can best be left to those who prefer polemics to art, and so it should be possible for us to praise Ravel and be thankful we have Debussy. The misery that had settled over Prague was exacerbated by the political turmoil that had come to roost. In the annals of fugal composition, no composer as ever attempted what Bach accomplished, and he did so without difficulty: his monumental Art of Fugue, which is a thorough examination of all the methods by which fugues are written.
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Debussy: Selected Short Works for Piano

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Il entra au conservatoire de Paris à l'âge de dix ans. This emphasis on the human voice is a facet of the powerful dramatic impulse that drives nearly all of his music, both instrumental and vocal. The term 'arch form' does not convey the introduction's inner dynamic. which is weighted towards the accelerando of the final part (bar 23) that launches the Modere sans lenteur at bar 31. 15). 54. the lack of any cadential progression and such contradictory events as the fixation of the first cyclic motif on C make even this tenuous. first a turning figure introduced by a semiquaver-dotted quaver appoggiatura figure (Ex.and then a 'melancholy call. in an instant summoning up the kingdom of the wind to our gaze' (Ex. arch. and a coda separated from these sections by a short interlude imbued with its own motivic identity (Satie liked a moment in this movement before 'a quarter to I T. after which we work backwards through the motifs to the first principal section.
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Jeux Critical Edition Full Score, Hardbound with critical

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He died at his home in Hamburg, Germany on August 3. Composed in 1958, it has been the theme music for television coverage of the Olympics since 1968. Some of his known works are: "Clair de lune," "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" (inspired by the poem of poet Stéphane Mallarmé), "La Mer," "Pelléas et Mélisande" (based on a play by playwright and poet Maurice Maeterlinck), "Nocturnes," "Images," Jeux;" he also wrote a piano suite for his daughter (nicknamed ChouChou) called "Children's Corner."
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Suite Bergamasque (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

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This book is definitely a must for the avid Debussy fan. Even Leila ben Sedira transforms the rather thankless role of Yniold, Golaud�s prepubescent son by a former marriage, from screechy annoyance to poignancy. For instance, if notes are played soft and staccato but held in the pedal, the ringing sound is reminiscent to the gamelan. Debussy's career began in the mid-to late 1880s, at a time when the music of the German Romantic composer Richard Wagner was at its peak of influence.
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Petite Suite: Pour Piano À Quatre Mains

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Impressionistic - A term derived from one of Monet's works - Impression, Sunrise. They are not prescribed exercises on given themes, for the student who has won his place in the EcoU de Rome has sufficiently demonstrated his right to be liberated from the restrictions of direct pupilage. In his 40s, Satie made up for his earlier lack of dedication at the Paris Conservatory when he decided to study with d'Indy and Roussel, passing these exams with distinction. The largest and lowest instrument is the gong ageng-it is from this instrument that we get our English word "gong."
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Etudes, Children's Corner, Images Book II: And Other Works

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They either appreciated that he was branching out of normal Russian music or resented it and wished to stay with what was familiar. Works include the ballets The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake; the opera Eugene Onegin; six symphonies; and concertos for piano and violin. Now of course, Monet's colors are missing here, which would tell you a great deal and that sort of makes it hard to see without the colors.
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Children's Corner: Coin Des Enfants; Petite Suite Pour Piano

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In addition to his activities with the Delphi Trio, Jeffrey has collaborated with artists such as Robert Mann, Bonnie Hampton, Geoff Nuttall, Ian Swensen, Axel Strauss, and the Fry Street, Afiara, and Telegraph Quartets. Larger scale works included his orchestral piece Iberia (1907), a triptych medley of Spanish allusions and fleeting impressions which was begun as a work for two pianos, and also the music for Gabriele D'Annunzio 's mystery play Le martyre de Saint Sébastien (1911). Gold fish, 19th Century Japanese lacquer-work, hung on wall of Debussy's study [© Musée Claude Debussy, Saint-Germain-en-Laye] Signs contract with Durand for the publication of Images 1st serie (Reflets dans l'eau, Hommage à Rameau, Mouvement) and 2nd série (Cloches à travers les feuilles, Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut and Poissons d'or), including three pieces for two pianos or orchestra, which in 1908 were to become Images pour orchestre.
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Debussy - Golliwogg's Cakewalk - Piano - Early Advanced -

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Author Harvey Lee Snyder renders the drama of Debussy’s ground breaking compositions in his biography “Afternoon of a Faun,” as if he was conducting a well-prepared orchestra. Bragg sat behind his desk, dressed as usual in a suit (‘Another way to get people to forget about me and concentrate on the person that I am talking to’), eating an apple for his lunch. Composers have used recording tape as a compositional tool (such as Steve Reich’s Violin Phase).
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