Claude Debussy
Six épigraphes antiques (four hands)

About Claude Debussy's Six épigraphes antiques (four hands)

The origin of the Épigraphes is the incidental music Debussy wrote in 1901 to the Chansons de Bilitis, a collection of erotic poetry in the manner of Sappho by Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925).
About fifteen years later, retaining only about half of the original music, he reworked the incidental score (for two flutes, two harps, and celesta), first into a work for four-hand piano, then into a version for piano solo.