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Debussy, Claude 1862-1918

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Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

591 editions published between 1928 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 5,721 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 )

767 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 3,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

179 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String quartets by Claude Debussy( )

365 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,847 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 allmusic.com
Pelléas et Mélisande : in full score by Claude Debussy( )

270 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic tale of brothers who are in love with the same mysterious woman, Debussy's only opera is a perfect marriage of music and verse. The five-act lyric drama premiered in 1902. This volume, reprinted from the E. Fromont 1904 edition, reproduces the full orchestral-vocal score in a clear, modern engraving
La mer : trois esquisses symphoniques by Claude Debussy( )

337 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : 3.3.2.4./6.3.2.3.1, timbales, grosse caisse, cymbales, tam-tam, triangle, 2 harpes, glockenspiel, cordes
Nocturnes by Claude Debussy( )

321 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: Nuages, Fêtes, Sirènes
Mélodies. by Claude Debussy( Recording )

173 editions published between 1936 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pour le piano by Claude Debussy( )

249 editions published between 1891 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douze etudes pour piano by Claude Debussy( )

96 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debussy: Douze Etudes pour piano: Premier livre et Deuxième livre / Berg: Klaviersonate, op. 1
Debussy by Claude Debussy( )

117 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining a new style of music, the Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune has all the sensuous heat of a summer day, while Debussy's exquisite painting in sound and mastery of the orhcestra conjures up the sea in La Mer, night in the Nocturnes, and Spain in Iberia
Petite suite pour orchestre by Claude Debussy( )

235 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : Partition : 1 ; Cordes : 9.8.6.6.5 ; Harmonie : 2.2.2.2 / 2.2.0.0 ; Perc. : timb., tamb. de basque, triangle ; Divers : 1 harpe
Pelléas and Mélisande : lyric drama in five acts from the plays of Maurice Maeterlinck by Burton D Fisher( )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the original French text with a complete English translation. It is the story of Melisande, found wandering in the forest by the king's grandson, who marries her. She wins first the sympathy and then the love of his brother, resulting in tragedy
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy( )

217 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : 2 conducteurs, 1.1.2.1./2.0.0.0, cordes
Sonate pour violoncelle et piano by Claude Debussy( )

147 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : Cordes : 1 alto ; Harmonie : 1 fl. ; Divers : 1 harpe
Orchestral works by Claude Debussy( )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,384 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
43 songs : for voice and piano by Claude Debussy( )

57 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Debussy by Claude Debussy( )

78 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program about the visual aspects of Debussy's music
Debussy on music : the critical writings of the great French composer Claude Debussy by Claude Debussy( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano works by Robert Schumann( )

58 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by Roger Woodward
 
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Pelléas and Mélisande : lyric drama in five acts from the plays of Maurice Maeterlinck
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Achille Claude Debussy

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Debyssy

Debyussi Klod Ashil

Klod Debüssi

Klods Debisī

Tu-pu-hsi 1862-1918

Κλωντ Ντεμπυσσύ

Ашиль Клод Дебюсси

Дебюсci К. А

Дебюсci К. А. 1862-1918

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Дебюсси, Клод Ашиль

Клод Дебиси

Клод Дебюси

Клод Дебюсси Французский композитор, музыкальный критик

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Клод Дебюссі французький композитор, піаніст, диригент, музичний критик

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דבוסי, קלוד 1862-1918

דבוסי, קלוד אשיל 1862-1918

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דביוסי, קלוד, 1862-1918

דביסי, קלוד

דביסי, קלוד, 1862-1918

קלוד דביסי

קלוד דביסי מלחין צרפתי

كلود ديبوسي

كلود ديبوسي، 1862-1918

كلود ديبوسي ملحن فرنسي

کلاؤ دیبوسی

کلود دبوسی طراح رقص، پیانیست، و آهنگساز فرانسوی

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드뷔시, 아실 클로드 1862-1918

드뷔시, 클로드 1862-1918

드뷔시, 클로드 아실 1862-1918

클로드 드뷔시

クロード・ドビュッシー

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ドビュッシ 1862-1918

ドビュッシー, C.

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ドビュッシー, クロード・アシル

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阿希尔-克洛德·德彪西

阿希尔-克洛德·德彪西 法国作曲家

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