Piano - Advanced
Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Edited by Stewart Gordon. Masterworks; Piano Collection; Technique Musicianship. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Etude. Impressionistic; Masterwork. Book. 104 pages. Alfred Music #00-43956. Published by Alfred Music (AP.43956).
Item Number: AP.43956
ISBN 9781470618407. English.
Claude Debussy's Douze Etudes (Twelve Studies) for piano were written during the summer of 1915, a period in the composer's life filled with intense creativity. This scholarly edition, edited by Dr. Stewart Gordon, has been carefully researched from autographs and first editions. Discrepancies between sources are mentioned in footnotes. In prefatory matter, Dr. Gordon discusses Debussy's playing, pedaling considerations, and articulation issues. Also provided are detailed analyses of each study's structure, a chart of metronome marks corresponding with recorded performances of the Etudes by famous pianists, and a glossary of the French terms used throughout the Etudes. Additionally, valuable performance recommendations, helpful fingering, and pedaling suggestions are offered in this comprehensive edition. Titles: I (pour les cinq doigts d'apres Monsieur Czerny) * II (pour les tierces) * III (pour les quartes) * IV (pour les sixtes) * V (pour les octaves) * VI (pour les huit doigts) * VII (pour les degres chromatiques) * VIII (pour les agrements) * IX (pour les notes repetees) * X (pour les sonorites opposees) * XI (pour les arpeges composes) * XII (pour les accords). 104 pages.