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Biography of Claude Debussy (1862-1918): biography, sheet music, recordings, weblinks and literature

Biography of Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

22.08.1862
Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye
1872
Entry in Paris conservatory, where is compositions astonish. He said himself, that he did his compositions "the way he wants", ignoring any established rules. Among his teachers were Guiraud and Franck.
Piano teacher to the family of Madame Meck, the generous benefactor of Tschaikowsky.
1884
Winner of Rome price
1887
Premature return from Rome to Paris
22.12.1894
Premiere of Prelude a L′apres-midi d′un faune, which is one of the most flute soli in the orchestral literature, inspired by the poem of the same name of Mallarmés. Citation of Boulez: "The art of music began to beat with a new pulse."
10.09.1899
Marries Rosalie Texier
07.02.1901
Premiere of Chansons de Bilitis for two flutes, two harps and celesta to accompany the recitation of the poems of the same name by Louys.
1904
Debussy accompanies the singer Mary Garden singing songs by him
1905
Divorce, birth of daughter Claude-Emma by Sigismond Bardac
1908
Marriage with the mother of his daughter
1913
Composition of Syrinx for solo flute as incidental music for the dramtical poem Psyche by Gabriel Moureys. Flutist of the premiere was Louis Fleury, to whom the piece is dedicated. Travels for conducting to Moscow and Petersburg.
1915
Trio for flute, viola and harp (First performances in 1916 with Milhaud playing the viola)
07.12.1915
Bowel surgery because of the diagnosis cancer
25.03.1917
His mother dies
25.03.1918
Dies in Paris due to bowel cancer
Livelong friendship with Eric Satie

Sheet music for flute:

Debussy Suite No. 2 (F-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Sarabande
  2. Menuet
  3. Passepied
Strange edition, much unisono parts, all instruments playing extremely high and/or low. It sounds awful and we never came further than the first movement.


Deux Arabesques (F-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(4 flutes)
Bärenreiter, BA 6896
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Arabesque I (Andantino con moto)
  2. Arabesque II (Allegretto scherzando)
Parts and score. The fourth flute should have a foot joint with deep h or you have to play the alternative notes of this part.
Originally for piano.


Drei Stücke aus Children´s Corner (C-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Serenade of the Doll (Allegretto ma non troppo)
  2. The Little Shepherd (Tres modere)
  3. Golliwogs s Cake-walk (Allegro giusto)
Score and parts.


La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (G-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, guitar)
Schott Verlag, Ed 12161
Rating: easy
  1. Tres calme et coucement expressif


Le Petit Negre (C-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Alphonse Leduc, AL 19 019
Rating: easy


Le Petit Negre (C-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, guitar)
Alphonse Leduc, AL 27303
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro giusto
Originally for piano.


Pour invoquer Pan... (Sammlung)
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(flute, piano)
Schott Verlag, ED 12407
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d´ete
  2. Pour un tombeau sans nom
  3. Pour la danseuse aux crotales
  4. Bruyeres
  5. En bateau
  6. Clair de lune
  7. Arabesque
  8. La fille aux cheveux de lin
  9. The little shepherd
  10. Menuet


Prelude a l"apres-midi d"un faune (E-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Tres Modere
Probably one of the most popular flute soli in orchestral literature. This is an edition for flute and piano.


Quatre Preludes
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(flute, clarinet, guitar)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. La fille aux cheveux de lin
  2. La serenade interrompue
  3. Des pas sur la neige
  4. Minstrels
Parts and score


Six Epigraphes Antiques
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: difficult
  1. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'ete
  2. Pour un Tombeau sans nom
  3. Pour que la nuit soiit propice
  4. Pour la danseuse aux crotales
  5. Pour L'Egyptienne
  6. Pour remercier la pluie au matin
Parts and score


Syrinx Lesure Nr. 129 (Des-Dur)
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(flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Tres modere
An classic and absolutely beautiful.
Written in 1913 for Fleury.
Nyfenger dedicated a chapter named Twenty-Five Perversions of Syrinx of his book Music and the flute to this piece of music. As original tempo for the piece he takes 78 R. P. M.


Syrinx & En Bateau
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(flute, piano only in "En Bateau")
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Syrinx
  2. En Bateau
Syrinx, a standard work for the flute, is of course for flute alone. En bateau is edited for flute and piano.


CDs with/from Claude Debussy

  1. Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantaisie en fa diese mineur (04:52:00)
  2. Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantaisie en mi mineur (04:50:00)
  3. Theobald Böhm: Air allemand (05:12:00)
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita a-moll BWV 1013:
  5. I. Allemande (05:48:00)
  6. II. Corrente (03:50:00)
  7. III. Sarabande (04:52:00)
  8. IV. Bourree anglaise (01:52:00)
  9. Niccolo Paganini: 24e Caprice (06:39:00)
  10. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonate a-moll:
  11. I. Poco adagio (05:43:00)
  12. II. Allegro  (04:07:00)
  13. III. Allegro (03:04:00)
  14. Claude Debussy: Syrinx (02:48:00)
  15. André Jolivet: Incantation (02:33:00)
  16. Pierre-Octave Ferroud: Jade (02:24:00)
  17. Franco Donatoni: Nidi (07:05:00)
  18. Paul-Agricole Génin: Carnaval de Venise (05:07:00)
Choeur des femmes de l'orchestre de Montreal, Charles Dutoit, Timothy Hutchins , Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
jpc
  1. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (10:44:00)
  2. La mer:
  3. De l'aube à midi sur la mer (08:49:00)
  4. Jeux de vagues (06:11:00)
  5. Dialogue du vent et de la mer (07:57:00)
  6. Nocturnes:
  7. Nuages (07:49:00)
  8. Fêtes (06:17:00)
  9. Sirènes (10:47:00)
  10. Jeux (17:24:00)
Peter-Lukas Graf, Michio Kobayashi
  1. Cecil Chaminade: Concertino (08:02:00)
  2. Georges Hüe: Fantaisie (07:50:00)
  3. Georges Enescu: Cantabile et Presto (05:48:00)
  4. Philippe Gaubert: Nocturne et Allegro scherzando (05:58:00)
  5. Albert Roussel: Joueurs de Flute:
  6. Pan (02:59:00)
  7. Tityre (01:08:00)
  8. Krishna (03:36:00)
  9. Mr. de la Pejaudie (01:47:00)
  10. Olivier Messiaen: Le Merle noir (05:26:00)
  11. Claude Debussy: Syrinx (03:12:00)
  12. Arthur Honegger: Danse de la chevre (03:04:00)
  13. Jacques Ibert: Piece (05:54:00)
Julius Baker, Lisa Emenheiser Logan
jpc
    Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano:
  1. Allegro malinconico (04:46:00)
  2. Cantilena (03:34:00)
  3. Presto giocoso (04:08:00)
  4. Robert Muczynski: Sonata for Flute and Piano, op. 14:
  5. Allegro deciso (03:56:00)
  6. Scherzo (vivace) (01:42:00)
  7. Andante (03:55:00)
  8. Allegro con moto (03:38:00)
  9. Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (09:49:00)
  10. César Franck: Sonata in A:
  11. Allegro men moderato (05:18:00)
  12. Allegro (07:56:00)
  13. Recitativo - Fantasia (06:59:00)
  14. Allegretto poco mosso (06:23:00)
  15. Gabriel Faure: après un rêve, op. 7, No. 1 (02:59:00)
jpc
  1. Marin Marais: Les Folies d'Espagne (23:56:00)
  2. Henri Tomasi: Sonatine:
  3. Prelude et Scherzo (03:42:00)
  4. Pastorale (04:09:00)
  5. Final. Capriccio (03:19:00)
  6. Jacques Ibert: Piece pour flute seule (05:11:00)
  7. Caprice (02:01:00)
  8. Pavane (02:27:00)
  9. Saltarelle (01:26:00)
  10. Allemande (03:02:00)
  11. Menuet (02:49:00)
  12. Marche (01:58:00)
  13. André Jolivet: Asceses pour flute seule:
  14. Pour que demeure le secret. Nous tairons jusqu'au silence. (04:16:00)
  15. O femme qui ne sais que tu portais en toi le monde (05:07:00)
  16. Claude Debussy: Syrinx (02:37:00)
Mihae Lee, Kurt Redel
Musique Francaise pour flute et piano (1993)
jpc
    Francis Poulenc: Sonate:
  1. Allegro malincolico (04:26:00)
  2. Cantilena (03:55:00)
  3. Presto giocoso (03:38:00)
  4. Albert Roussel: Andante et Scherzo op. 51 (04:41:00)
  5. Anime - Tendre (05:27:00)
  6. Maurice Ravel: Piece en forme de habanera (02:27:00)
  7. Albert Roussel: Joueurs de flute, op. 27:
  8. Pan (03:07:00)
  9. Tityre (01:06:00)
  10. Krishna (03:32:00)
  11. Mr. de la Pejaudie (01:48:00)
  12. Albert Roussel: Aria (02:31:00)
  13. Claude Debussy: Syrinx (02:40:00)
  14. Darius Milhaud: Sonatine:
  15. Tendre (04:16:00)
  16. Souple (00:00:02)
  17. Clair (02:39:00)
János Bálint, Nóra Mercz
Romantic Music for Flute and Harp (1993)
Bizet - Tchaikovsky - Gluck - Debussy - Ravel - Chopin
jpc
  1. Georges Bizet: Intermezzo from the Opera Carmen (02:32:00)
  2. Jules Massenet: Meditation from the Opera Thais (04:30:00)
  3. Auguste Durand: Premiere Valse in E Flat Major, Op. 83 (05:32:00)
  4. Georges Bizet: Menuet in E Flat Major (04:20:00)
  5. Claude Debussy: Petite Suite No. 1 - En bateau (04:09:00)
  6. Maurice Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera (02:40:00)
  7. Auguste Durand: Chaconne in A Flat Minor (04:00:00)
  8. Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ballet in D minor (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) from the Opera Orfeo ed Euridice (07:27:00)
  9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante in C Major, KV 315 (06:18:00)
  10. Frederick Chopin: Variations in E Major on the Theme Non piu mesta from Rossini's Opera La Cenerentola (05:06:00)
  11. Edmund Schuëcker: Mazurka in E Flat Minor, op. 12 (05:10:00)
  12. Nikolai Rimskij-Korsakow: Hindu Song from the Opera Sadko (03:26:00)
  13. Peter I. Tschaikowsky: Valse sentimentale in F Minor (02:45:00)
  14. Johann Strauß: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 (01:37:00)
Wurde im Studio aufgenommen, klingt aber nach einem Hallraum wie in der Kirche. Seltsamerweise kommt die Flöte dabei ganz aus der Ferne. Irritiert mich beim Hören. "Romantisch" im Titel ist wohl nicht musikhistorisch gemeint, sonst hätten Gluck und Mozart da nix verloren.
Natalia Gerakis, Ulrike Neubacher
Terra e Aria (2008)
Musik für Flöte und Harfe
jpc
  1. Claude Debussy: Syrinx (00:00:02)
  2. Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de Lin (02:26:00)
  3. Gabriel Faure: Morceau de concours (02:58:00)
  4. Georg Friedrich Händel: Allegro aus dem Harfenkonzert in B-dur (04:33:00)
  5. Christoph Willibald Gluck: Reigen seliger Geister (06:06:00)
  6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variationen über das Lied "Ah! vous dirais-je Maman" (06:02:00)
  7. Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasie Nr. 1:
  8. Vivace - Adagio/Allegro - Allegro (03:26:00)
  9. Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonate in C-Dur, BWV 1033:
  10. Andante (01:26:00)
  11. Allegro (01:47:00)
  12. Adagio (01:57:00)
  13. Menuett I & II (02:57:00)
  14. Gabriel Faure: Sicilienne aus Pelleas & Melisande (03:55:00)
  15. Alfredo Rolando Ortiz: Ecuador für Harfe solo (04:30:00)
  16. Maurice Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera (03:09:00)
  17. Jacques Ibert: Entr'acte (00:00:03)
Quintessenz
jpc
  1. Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'apreès-midi d'un faune (09:52:00)
  2. Claude Debussy: Petite Suite:
  3. En bateau (03:40:00)
  4. Cortège (03:08:00)
  5. Menuet (02:49:00)
  6. Ballet (03:15:00)
  7. Georges Bizet: Jeux d'enfants:
  8. La toupie (00:56:00)
  9. La poupée (02:26:00)
  10. Trompette et tambour (02:21:00)
  11. Le bal galop (01:51:00)
  12. Camille Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux:
  13. Aquarium (02:29:00)
  14. L'Eléphant (01:23:00)
  15. Le cygne (02:35:00)
  16. Poules et coqs (00:48:00)
  17. Vlière (01:19:00)
  18. Maurice Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera (02:55:00)
  19. Maurice Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (07:23:00)
  20. Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque:
  21. Menuet (03:50:00)
  22. Clair de lune (05:06:00)
  23. Passepied (00:00:03)
  24. Francois Couperin: Le tic-toc-choc (00:00:02)
  25. Louis Ganne: Andante et Scherzo:
  26. Andante moderato (04:09:00)
  27. Allegro scherzando (02:28:00)
Selandia Ensemble
Wind Chamber Music (1989)
jpc
  1. Claude Debussy: Petite Suite (En Bateau - Cortége - Menuet - Ballet) (12:10:00)
  2. Gabriel Pierné: Pastorale (02:58:00)
  3. Eugène Bozza: Trois piéces pour une musique de nuit (Andantino - Allegro vivo - Moderato) (05:50:00)
  4. Jorgen Bentzon: Racconto No. 3 (09:44:00)
  5. Claude Debussy: Syrinx (02:49:00)
  6. Finn Hoffding: Dialogues (General conversation - Serious conversation - Wrangling - Elevated conversation - Cheerful conversation) (08:49:00)
  7. Knudage Riisager: Divertimento (Allegro leggiero - Andantino pastorale - Vivace) (09:21:00)
  8. Jean Françaix: Quatuor (Allegro - Andante - Allegro molto - Allegro vivo) (10:57:00)

Literature von/über Claude Debussy

Last edit 17.01.2014