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A Debussy 100 Tribute

March 25th, 2018 in Piano News by | 3 comments

The great French composer Achille-Claude Debussy died 100 years ago, on March 25 in Paris. Debussy is considered one of the fathers of modern music and the most influential of all French composers.


From a filmed recital (available on DVD ) from the beautiful interiors of Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia, Rome we hear Italian pianist Alessandra Ammara who gives us a sample of her outstanding readings of the impressionistic repertoire characterized by a natural lyricism and a strong color sensitivity. From Debussy’s Suite bergamasque, Clair de lune has emerged as the most beloved and appreciated piece of the entire suite, admired and played by pianists on all levels. Clair de lune has also maintained its position as the top downloaded piece at Piano Street.

Alessandra Ammara plays Clair de lune by Claude Debussy:

Piano score to download and print: Debussy – Clair de lune

FREE SCORE: Debussy – Elégie

In memory of Debussy, Piano Street has published a new edition of his last piano piece, Elégie (1915).
The piece is only one page and relatively easy to learn, althought it has some rhythmical challanges in the left hand melody.
Play it and let us know what you think of the piece by posting a comment below!

Download and print the score (FREE):


Hear Ammara’s recent Debussy album, released December 2017:

NEW! Click the album cover to listen to the complete album:
Debussy - Alessandra Ammara
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  • Mike Andersen says:

    Thank you for the score. I love Debussy but must admit that I have never heard the Elegie. It is very expressive but not exactly as beautiful or appealing as most of his other compositions.

    A very nice performance by Alessandra Ammara!

  • Hanung says:

    Beautifully played. And many parts are played standard. I read Debussy played it his way. Anyone know what that could mean?
    My guess is Debussy has small hands unlike Liszt, and to contrast with his mentor Debussy added phrases where big hands became a disadvantage. But standard play redistributes the scheme. That is just a guess.

  • MK Stahl says:

    It’s a restful and relaxing pleasure to listen to A Ammara ballet with the piano as her graceful hands exudes the romantic tones of Debussy. Thank you for the opportunity.

    M K

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