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Preludes - 2e Livre

Piano Solo

By Claude Debussy

Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Edited by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. ABRSM syllabus Grade: 7. Classical. Softcover. 80 pages. G. Henle #HN384. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480384).

Item Number: HL.51480384

ISBN 9790201803845. 9.25x12.25 inches.

In 1913, three years after publication of the Préludes I, another collection of twelve Préludes appeared. The pieces are longer and make use of a very wide register, which is why Debussy mainly notated them on three staves. As with the first volume of Préludes the programmatic additions only appeared at the end of each piece. The cycle closes with the virtuosic and brilliant Feux d'artifice, fireworks of pianistic bravura in the true sense of the word. The piano writing and title of no. 11, Les tièrces alternées, already hints at the twelve Études of 1915 (HN 390) with which Debussy was to end his piano oeuvre.

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    C.S. Olivier
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  • March 29, 2008 Great Edition

    Like the first book, Henle editions are always concise and historically correct. I, personally, adore Debussy's compositions. They often have some sort of mystical quality that is a joy to both perform and listen to.

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