Douze Etudes

Debussy100 is a 12-month project to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy. Led by a collection of national and international pianists, hear the complete piano and chamber music of Claude Debussy, including 100 titled movements for the keyboard.

"Timothy Young gave a riveting account of his virtuosic part, slashing through the work's virtuosic cadenzas with extraordinary power." — The Age

DEBUSSY Petite pièce for clarinet & piano
DEBUSSY Première rhapsodie for clarinet & piano
DEBUSSY Rêverie
DEBUSSY Deux arabesques
DEBUSSY Hommage à Haydn
DEBUSSY Danse bohémienne
DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G major
DEBUSSY Douze etudes

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“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.” – Claude Debussy

In 1909 Claude Debussy, upon the recommendation of Gabriel Faure, joined the advisory board of the Paris Conservatoire where he would then serve as an adjudicator for the examinations for wind instruments. In 1910 he compsed Petite pièce as a short test for sight reading and the demanding concert piece Première rhapsodie, a work that has now become a bestseller of the clarinet repertoire, and in Debussy's own words "one of the loveliest pieces I've ever composed." 


Debussy100 project presented in partnership with ABC Classic FM

Timothy Young's ANAM position is generously supported by Margaret Johnson

Image by Keith Saunders

 

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