Works for Piano Four Hands and Two Pianos: (Sheet Music)

Works for Piano Four Hands and Two Pianos: (Sheet Music)

by Claude Debussy

Other Format(Durand and Jean Jobert Editions)

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Like Chopin before him, Debussy found previously unexplored possibilities and refinements in the art of playing and composing for the piano. His compositions for piano four hands and for two pianos are among his most inventive and interesting works. This volume contains two suites Debussy composed specifically for piano four hands, his piano transcriptions deriving from two early choral works, and his own transcription for two pianos of his most famous orchestral work:
Prélude, Cortège and Air de Danse from L'Enfant Prodigue (piano four hands)
Printemps (piano four hands)
Petite Suite (piano four hands)
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (two pianos)
Six Épigraphes Antiques (piano four hands)
Ranging widely in mood, these works display both the brilliant pianism at the heart of Debussy's musical imagery and the composer's affinity for the unexpected—a quality that allowed many of his compositions to unfold like highly sophisticated improvisations. They are reprinted here from authoritative French editions, ready to challenge and delight pianists with their unique and innovative musical qualities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486269740
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Edition description: Durand and Jean Jobert Editions
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,113,542
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 12.28(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

French composer Claude Debussy (1862–1918) was one of the most prominent figures in the field of impressionist music, although he disliked the term when applied to his own compositions. A central figure in European music at the turn of the 20th century, he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1903.

Table of Contents

Volume 1:
  • Prélude, Cortège et Air de Dance: from L'enfant Prodigue, for piano four hands (1884)
  • Printemps: for piano four hands (1887, arr. 1904)
  • Petite Suite: for piano four hands (1886-1889)
  • Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune: for two pianos (1892-1894, arr. 1895)
  • Six Épigraphes Antiques: for piano four hands (1914)

Volume 2:

  • Marche écossaise sur un Thème Populaire: for piano four hands (1891)
  • Danses: for two pianos (1904)
  • La Mer: for piano four hands (1903-1905)
  • En Blanc et Noir: for two pianos (1915)

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