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L'Isle joyeuse

By Claude Debussy

Piano - Advanced
Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Impressionistic; Masterwork. Book. 20 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.6349).

Item Number: AP.6349

Impressionistic; Masterwork.

One of Debussy's most ambitious Impressionistic sea-pieces for piano, composed in the summer of 1904 when he was visiting an island in the English Channel. Ravel called this piece "an orchestral reduction for the piano" because of its weighty, symphonic textures. The cadenza-like introduction leads to the main body of the piece, in a moderate and very flexible tempo, that utilizes a variety of piano techniques and sonorities, including whole-tone scales, trills, and rapid crossed-hand passages.

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    Dallas Tx
  • June 15, 2007 go with the durand

    This edition has many mistakes in it, especially in the dynamics. The fingerings are also unreasonable and uncomfortable. Durand is cheap for this piece and is always the way to go if you can afford it.

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