It is an excellent resource for students and teachers alike and there is very rarely any need to visit another website or music store in search of sheet music. . «Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses» is from 's book , which Debussy's daughter had received as a gift. Keep up the good work. When I started working on this piece 3 weeks ago, I did not imagine that I could play it decently well anytime soon but I have a great teacher now and he breaks down technical difficulties into smaller easier problems for me and so I now have a better idea about how to practice some of these things. Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy. What customers say about pianostreet.
That is totally accomplished considering you only worked on it for 3 weeks! Purchase Work Title Préludes, Premier Livre Alt ernative. So, I google-searched for classical downloads and found your site. Unlike some notable collections of preludes from prior times, such as , or the preludes from Johann Sebastian Bach's , Debussy's do not follow a of. Chris I just saw this now. The pieces are all well-graded and the audio is really useful, especially for pieces not heard before. For example, the first three preludes in the first book Danseuses de Delphes, , and Le Vent dans la Plaine revolve around the of.
Note-wise, you're very capable of playing this. Claude Debussy, piano 1911-05-03 complete Paris: Salle Pleyel. The Piano Music of Claude Debussy. Period Piece Style Instrumentation piano External Links. The German-English pianist , a student of , gave the premiere of the entire second book of preludes in 1913 in London.
It is helpful that many of the scores include an audio clip of the piece being played. There is a strong tonal relationship between the preludes that suggests that the published order of the preludes is not arbitrary. Some extra work has been done in erasing the titles at the beginning of each piece and placing them at the end, following the Author's wish. Jane Mortier, piano First Pub lication. I have recommended to my advanced students that they also join Piano Street since getting sheet music from there is a much less expensive alternative to ordering and paying for the music. England's Piano Sage: The Life and Teachings of Tobias Matthay. Complete orchestrations of all 24 preludes include versions by , , , and.
The difficulty rating system that Piano Street uses enables me to search by difficulty level for pieces at my students' various playing levels. 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. Notes Apparently a re-engraving of the Durand score above. Seems to be working so far. I was able to print out excellent editions of the pieces I needed within minutes. Centre de documentation Claude Debussy. Several pianists have performed the set out of order, and at least one recording, by , changes the order of the set entirely.
Initially, Debussy and other pianists who gave early performances of the works including played them in groups of three or four preludes, which remains a popular approach today. I like your rallentando on the descending 'cluster' chords. This allows performers to choose preludes with which they have the strongest affinity, or those to which their individual interpretive gifts are most suited. Most everything seems to be just right here expect the sound quality. An important precedent was set on 3 May 1911 by the pianist Jane Mortier to whom works were dedicated by and who played the entire first book of preludes at the in Paris.
The first complete recording of both sets was made in England in 1938 by the South African pianist. However, the order of the preludes is not considered imperative, as is the case with , for example. However, I'm sure you have a great teacher and I'm not about to give any advice. What's missing now is a certain touch, a certain legato, for example, in the opening motif. It's perhaps a little too percusive at the moment. I think that the non-read posts list is edited every once in a while, and I miss a lot of postings. At the last minute they requested some Chopin, which I had not brought with me.
I have recommended the site to many of my friends who play the piano. Each book was written in a matter of months, at an unusually fast pace for Debussy. The titles are written at the end of each work, allowing the performer to experience each individual sound world without being influenced by Debussy's titles beforehand. I always have problems with these, and may want to copy that idea now, as I fancy it may make them just a tad easier. This is just an impression I have as a listener. You may ask me for a manually cleaned version.
Notes scan: score scanned at 600dpi filter: score filtered with 2-point algorithm explained in. To find the scores locally would have been inpossible as it was a smaller town, the nearest music store 45 minutes away. . . . . .