Piano solo - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Edited by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann and Ernst-G. Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Henle Music Folios. Pages: XVII and 75. Softcover. 90 pages. G. Henle #HN390. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480390).
Item Number: HL.51480390
Debussy composed this cycle, and other masterful late works, in the summer of 1915. He had withdrawn to a country house near Dieppe with his family and composed with fevered concentration. The self-critical composer was very proud of his Études: “I confess that I am pleased to have created a work which – false vanity aside – will occupy a special niche. In point of technique these Études will usefully prepare pianists for a better understanding of the fact that the portals of music can only be opened with formidable hands.” Debussy's Études are today a milestone along the path of those desirous of becoming concert pianists.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.