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Debussy: Soirée dans Grenade No. 2

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Claude Debussy - Estampes :
Soirée dans Grenade, No. 2
Soirée dans Grenade  No. 2  by Debussy piano sheet music
Key: n/a Year: 1903
Level: 8+ Period: Impressionism
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1475 kB)

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xx Debussy, "La Soiree dans Grenade" (from Estampes)
July 05, 2009, 11:22:38 PM by rachfan

“La Soiree dans Grenade” of Claude Debussy is one of three pieces of the suite Estampes, (usually translated as Engravings) composed in 1903.  The piece takes the form of a nocturne, suggestive of music being played at distant festivities of a summer evening in Grenade.  The habanera rhythm permeates the entire piece.  This “Spanish music” of Debussy has long been considered one of his finest works with its lush, colorful melodies and harmonies.  Manuel de Falla pronounced it as being “characteristically Spanish in every detail”.  Ironically, Debussy had never visited Spain before composing it.

Although "Soiree" is a well-known piece in the standard repertoire, this is the first recording of it posted here at Piano Street.  Not only is it one of Debussy's finest works, but it's also a landmark of Impressionism.

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