Debussy: Douze Études

Debussy: Douze Études

By Claude Debussy / ed. Stewart Gordon Piano Book Level: Advanced Item: 00-43956
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Claude Debussy's Douze Études (Twelve Studies) for piano were written during the summer of 1915, a period in the composer's life filled with intense creativity. This scholarly edition, edited by Dr. Stewart Gordon, has been carefully researched from autographs and first editions. Discrepancies between sources are mentioned in footnotes. In prefatory matter, Dr. Gordon discusses Debussy's playing, pedaling considerations, and articulation issues. Also provided are detailed analyses of each study's structure, a chart of metronome marks corresponding with recorded performances of the Études by famous pianists, and a glossary of the French terms used throughout the Études. Additionally, valuable performance recommendations, helpful fingering, and pedaling suggestions are offered in this comprehensive edition. Titles: I (pour les "cinq doigts" d'après Monsieur Czerny) * II (pour les tierces) * III (pour les quartes) * IV (pour les sixtes) * V (pour les octaves) * VI (pour les huit doigts) * VII (pour les degrés chromatiques) * VIII (pour les agréments) * IX (pour les notes répétées) * X (pour les sonorités opposées) * XI (pour les arpèges composés) * XII (pour les accords). 104 pages.

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About This Edition
About the Études
Debussy's Piano Playing
Pedaling and Articulation
Structure in the Études
Tempos in the Études
Glossary of French Terms Used in the Études
Sources Consulted
Debussy's Preface to the First Edition
I pour les "cinq doigts" d'après Monsieur Czerny
II pour les tierces
III pour les quartes
IV pour les sixtes
V pour les octaves
VI pour les huit doigts
VII pour les degrés chromatiques
VIII pour les agréments
IX pour les notes répétées
X pour les sonorités opposées
XI pour les arpèges composés
XII pour les accords

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Composed by: Claude Debussy
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 104
Item Number: 00-43956
ISBN 10: 1-4706-1840-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-1840-7
UPC: 038081492919

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