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Debussy, Claude 1862-1918

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Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

546 editions published between 1928 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 6,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star conductor Simon Rattle leads a superb cast in this mesmerizing performance of Debussy's rarely staged opera. Stéphane Degout and Magdalena Kožená are the tragic title couple--lovers caught in a web of passion as strong as it is forbidden. Gerald Finley delivers a remarkable portrayal of Golaud, Mélisande's husband and Pelléas's half-brother, and Felicity Palmer is their mother, Geneviève. Willard White brings dramatic and vocal intensity to the brief but crucial role of the blind old king Arkel
La mer by Claude Debussy( Recording )

852 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestra sinfonica di Milano della radiotelevisione italiana ; Sergiu
Préludes by Claude Debussy( )

178 editions published between 1913 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 3,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String quartets by Claude Debussy( )

335 editions published between 1893 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debussy began work on the composition of his only string quartet in 1892. Little documentary evidence, save for one or two passing oblique references in letters to friends remains to indicate his rate of progress. The final movement, however, caused him no little trouble, and only in August 1893 did Debussy feel able to write to his colleague André Poniatowski that "I think I can finally show you the last movement of the quartet, which has made me really miserable!" Cast in the traditional four movements, Debussy's Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 has as its most distinctive feature its overarching preoccupation with timbre and sonority. The work as a whole offers a compendium of string-playing techniques, yet it also displays a concision of thought rare, perhaps, in a composition often regarded (along with the quartet by Ravel) as one of the seminal impressionist works in the string quartet genre. Its fascinating and readily palpable thematic concentration seems all the more remarkable when one realizes that the very first theme of the opening movement (Animé et très décidé) comes to furnish almost all of the diverse thematic components for the entire work. Another ingenious feature (possibly less immediately apparent to the listener at first hearing) is that the quartet is less dominated by melodic or harmonic considerations than by a rhythmic flexibility which carries the potential for seemingly endless variety. In this respect, Debussy's string quartet seems to strongly prefigure those by Bartók. Yet it remains unmistakably a work dominated by the sensuality and longueurs of French late nineteenth century Romanticism, a strong feature of the slow third movement (Andantino doucement expressif). The work is also strongly predictive of the disjunctive and highly polarized new musical language that would assert itself in the two decades following its completion. The Scherzo (Assez vif et bien rythmé), for example, makes use of the disruptive sonic confrontations that can occur when rapidly alternating pizzicato and bowed passages produce what one commentator has described as "a confusion that forces the listener to concentrate on the textures, rather than the linear form of the music." These apparently disparate elements are then welded together in a finale of striking economy of means, and only at the close does it become really clear that the opening gestures of the work have actually altered themselves and coalesced to produce an organic unity of some 25 minutes' duration. The work was to be dedicated to Ernest Chausson, whose personal reservations eventually diverted the composer's original intentions. Debussy sold his score for a mere 250 francs to the publishers Durand & Cie, who, as he later recalled, "were cynical enough about it to freely admit that what they were paying me didn't cover all the labor this 'work' has entailed." Not surprisingly, the quartet was widely misunderstood at its premiere, given by the Ysayë Quartet on December 29, 1893. At the time, the composer Guy Ropartz was the lone voice in a wilderness of critical lack of interest; he described the quartet as a work "dominated by the influence of young Russia (interestingly, Debussy's patroness in the early 1880s had been Nadezhda von Meck, better known for her support of Tchaikovsky); there are poetic themes, rare sonorities, the first two movements being particularly remarkable." - Michael Jameson on
Debussy by Claude Debussy( )

131 editions published between 1967 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson has a special affinity with Debussy's music and his magical style perfectly suits these luminous works key French piano repertoire, including the famous Children's Corner and Clair de lune. Recording this Debussy repertoire for the first time on CD, Nelson Freire's soulful interpretation of these expansive impressionistic jewels of the 19th century is eagerly awaited
Orchestral works by Maurice Ravel( )

99 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Orchestral Works written and composed by Claude Debussy recorded by the Ulster Hall Orchestra and produced, originally, by Chandos Records. This four volume set includes an insert with a brief description of the history behind the works. Some of his earliest work was published and composed in 1890. The original french titles have been translated in the description
Mélodies. by Claude Debussy( Recording )

106 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariettes oubliées: Six poèmes de Paul Verlaine pour voix et piano / Fêtes galantes, premier recueil: Trois poèmes de Paul Verlaine pour voix et piano / Cinq poèmes de Charles Baudelaire pour voix et piano
Douze etudes by Claude Debussy( )

85 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at the Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, Oct. 1992
Préludes, books 1 & 2 by Claude Debussy( )

74 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Laurent Aimard celebrates the 150th birthday of pioneering composer Claude Debusswy with an album that showcases his profound affinity for the composer?s works
Debussy on music : the critical writings of the great French composer Claude Debussy by Claude Debussy( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the essays and reviews of the great French composer, together with interviews with him, in which he comments on the composers and musical events of his day and on his own philosophy of music
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy( )

166 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour le piano by Claude Debussy( )

187 editions published between 1901 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images by Claude Debussy( )

182 editions published between 1944 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Images, Prelude a l'apres, La mer
Children's corner by Claude Debussy( )

177 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petite Suite pour piano à quatre mains. Orchestrée par Henri Busser / Children's Corner: Suite pour piano. Orchestrée par André Caplet / La Boîte à joujoux: Ballet pour enfants en quatre tableaux d'André Hellé. Orchestré par André Caplet / Danse sacrée et danse profane pour harpe et orchestre à cordes
Pelléas et Mélisande : lyric drama in French in five acts by Burton D Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mer ; Nocturnes by Claude Debussy( Recording )

125 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Debussy by Claude Debussy( )

85 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program about the visual aspects of Debussy's music
43 songs : for voice and piano by Claude Debussy( )

33 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mer : trois esquisses symphoniques by Claude Debussy( )

218 editions published between 1905 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre :, timbales, grosse caisse, cymbales, tam-tam, triangle, 2 harpes, glockenspiel, cordes
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy( )

194 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : 2 conducteurs,, cordes
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Pelléas et Mélisande : lyric drama in French in five acts
Pour le pianoChildren's cornerPelléas et Mélisande : lyric drama in French in five actsDebussy and the fragmentThe art of French piano music : Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, ChabrierDebussy and his worldThe music of Claude Debussy
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Achille Claude Debussy

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C. Debussy

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Claude-Achille Debussy

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Dobyusshī Kurōdo 1862-1918

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דבוסי, קלוד 1862-1918

דבוסי, קלוד אשיל 1862-1918

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דביוסי, קלוד, 1862-1918

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דביסי, קלוד, 1862-1918

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كلود ديبوسي، 1862-1918

كلود ديبوسي ملحن فرنسي

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کلود دبوسی طراح رقص، پیانیست، و آهنگساز فرانسوی

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드뷔시 1862-1918

드뷔시, 아실 클로드 1862-1918

드뷔시, 클로드 1862-1918

드뷔시, 클로드 아실 1862-1918

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ドビュッシー 1862-1918

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ドビュッシー クロード 1862-1918

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