Claude Debussy
Pour le piano

About Claude Debussy's Pour le piano

Begun in 1894 and finished in 1901, Pour le piano was Debussy’s first major work for solo piano to be published.
For one contemporary critic the suite had “the force of a programme, if not a manifesto”. Another wrote that it was a work dedicated “not to instrumentalists but to the instrument itself."
In Pour le piano Debussy certainly manifests a new and confident command of the keyboard. The prelude’s orchestral colours, fortissimo chords and glissandos are truly electrifying. A dreamy and intimate Sarabande, a revision of the Sarabande from Images Oubliées (1894), brings welcome contrast before the energetic and graceful Toccata concludes the work.

Preview TitleKey Year Level
1. Prelude   in A Minor by Debussy piano sheet music AAB 1. Prelude 30 A Minor 1896 8
2. Sarabande   in C-sharp Minor by Debussy piano sheet music AAC 2. Sarabande 5 C-sharp Minor 1896 7
3. Toccata   in C-sharp Minor by Debussy piano sheet music AAD 3. Toccata 5 C-sharp Minor 1896 8+

Forum posts about the Pour le piano by Claude Debussy

Looking for 20th century pieces! by hisoka23
Guys please suggest me some 20th century pieces( difficulty like Prokofiev Suggestion Diabolique, Debussy Pour le piano, Scriabin 4th sonata...

Debussy's Pour le Piano- Difficulty? by kelly_kelly
I was having trouble w/Moonlight (go on, laugh  :-[)), so my teacher suggested we try some easier pieces. Among others, he suggested Po...

Debussy "Pour le piano" by vaiva
Also from my recital in 2005.12.15. Tell your opinion. Thank's...

where can i find this? by patteeheeadidas
does anyone know where i can get free sheet music of Pour le Piano, Prelude,sarabande, Toccota by debussy??????...