DEBUSSY AND RAVEL
Born at St. Germain, August 22, 1862. Studied at Paris Conservatoire and in 1884 won Prix de Rome with his cantata, L'Enfant Prodigue. Lived chiefly in Paris, and died there, March 26, 1918.
VOCAL: Cantatas: L'Enfant Prodigue, La Demoiselle Elue; and the dramatic cantata, Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien. Opera: Pelléas et Mélisande. Proses Lyriques, for soprano; and other series of songs, including Ariettes, Chansons de Bilitis, Fêtes Galantes, etc.
INSTRUMENTAL: Symphonic poem, La Mer; orchestral prelude, L'Aprèsmidi d'un Faune; 3 nocturnes for orchestra, Nuages, Fêtes, Sirènes, die last with women's chorus. Images, three orchestral pieces including Gigues, Ibéria, and Rondes de Printemps; Fantasie for piano and orchestra; 2 dances for harp and orchestra. Chamber music: string quartet; sonata for piano and violin; sonata for piano and cello. Piano works (principal compositions only): 2 Arabesques; Soite Bergamásque (in
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Publication information: Book title: From Bach to Stravinsky:The History of Music by Its Foremost Critics. Contributors: David Ewen - Editor. Publisher: W. W. Norton. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1933. Page number: 289.
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