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Piano Solo

By Claude Debussy

Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Edited by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Rec. LRSM since 2005: LRSM -- ABRSM 2018 remarks: recommended. Classical. Softcover. G. Henle #HN 390. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480390).

Item Number: HL.51480390

9.25x12.25 inches.

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 He had withdrawn to a country house near Dieppe with his family and composed with fevered concentration.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 Etudes: '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 Etudes 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 Etudes 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.

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  • February 21, 2010 Great etudes

    Having studied all of the debussy etudes, no piece will be too difficult to play. The debussy etudes are the most useful pieces any student can play and will instantly develop an advanced technique. But this is DEFINITELY NOT the right edition - I respect henle, but for debussy, the only...

    acceptable edition is durant, which SMP does sell. Try them - you won't wish you hadn't!

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