Etudes, L. 136

Claude Debussy wrote his set of twelve Piano Etudes in 1915. They often appear paired with the catalogue number L. 136. Being extremely difficult pieces, Debussy described them as "a warning to pianists not to take up the musical profession unless they have remarkable hands". They are considered his late masterpieces.

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