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DEBUSSY: Petite Suite (Four Pieces for piano duet)

By Claude Debussy

Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3030).

Item Number: MO.MMOCD3030

ISBN 1596150262. Sondra Bianca, piano; Harriet Wingreen, piano.

These four moderately long pieces, composed from 1886-1889, are in Debussy's early style, which is less impressionistic. They are only moderately difficult and run the gamut from the magnificent Ballet with its lovely 'Tempo di Valse' section to the animated 'Cortege.' Fun and rewarding music in the French nineteenth-century idiom. Recommended.

Includes complete printed music score with both primo and secondo piano parts, and a compact disc featuring the duets in two formats: split-channel stereo with secondo part on the left channel, primo on the right, so you can play either part; and then again with just the secondo part in stereo so you can perform the primo part alongside.

  • Petite Suite, L65: 1. 'En bateau'  Performed by Claude Debussy
  • Petite Suite, L65: 2. 'Cortege''  Performed by Claude Debussy
  • Petite Suite, L65: 3. 'Menuet'  Performed by Claude Debussy
  • Petite Suite, L65: 4. 'Ballet'  Performed by Claude Debussy
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Steven A. Aldridge
    colonial heights, va, usa
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  • August 28, 2002 Fun duets!

    I've always wanted to play this composition with someone on the piano and now I can--and anytime I want. My only criticism is when the piece is repeated with just the secondo part being played--in the last section entitled "Ballet" there is a meter change and the...

    Cd stops to give you the beat. They do this in the first portion of the CD but they should have left it out in the second part.

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