DEBUSSY, Claude, 1862-1918

Esquisses de Pelléas et Mélisande (1893-1895)
Publiées en fac-similé avec une introduction par François Lesure
[Ms. Collection André Meyer & Bibl. Nationale, Paris, mus. ms. 1206]

[Pelléas et Mélisande, sketches]

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Publications du Centre de Documentation Claude Debussy, II. Geneva, 1977. 23 x 31 cm, 16, 104 pp. Line-cut of “premières” and “bréval” autograph sketches. These two sets of drafts enable us to follow the initial creative impulses of the composer and to see how the ideas were developed and refined or possibly discarded. Concordances with the final version are indicated whenever possible. Introduction in French by François Lesure. Wrappers in attractive laid paper with period lettering. $98 (few copies remaining)

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