Préludes, Book 1

Claude Debussy's Préludes are two sets of pieces for solo piano. They are divided into two separate livres, or books, of twelve preludes each. Unlike previous collections of preludes, such as those of J.S. Bach and Chopin, Debussy's do not follow a strict pattern of key signatures. There is no proof that Debussy necessarily intended the preludes to be performed as a cycle, although performers often do so. However, the order of the preludes is not considered imperative, as is the case with Chopin's preludes, for example.

Book one was written between December 1909 and February 1910, and book two between the last months of 1912 and early April 1913.

The titles are written at the end of each work, allowing the performer to experience each individual sound world with fresh ears, without being influenced by Debussy's titles beforehand.

  1. … Danseuses de Delphes
  2. … Voiles
  3. … Le vent dans la plaine
  4. … Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
  5. … Les collines d'Anacapri
  6. … Des pas sur la neige
  7. … Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest
  8. … La fille aux cheveux de lin
  9. … La sérénade interrompue
  10. … La Cathédrale engloutie
  11. … La danse de Puck
  12. … Minstrels

This piece contains the following parts:

 Song TitleDownloadHD
Claude Debussy - Preludes Pour Piano - 1. Danseuses de Delphes
Claude Debussy - Preludes Pour Piano - 2. Voiles
Claude Debussy - Preludes Pour Piano - 3. Le vent dans la plaine
Claude Debussy - Preludes Pour Piano - 4. Les sons et les parfums
Claude Debussy - Preludes Pour Piano - 5. Les collines
Claude Debussy - Preludes Pour Piano - 6. Des pas sur la neige
Claude Debussy - Preludes Pour Piano - 7. Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
Claude Debussy - Preludes Pour Piano - 8. La fille aux cheveux de lin
ComposerFormInstrumentPeriodPerformer
Claude Debussy Prelude Piano Late Romantic

Claude Debussy

Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures ...

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