Among his most popular, most performed, most recorded works are the three compositions reprinted in this volume:
the revolutionary Prelude a I'apres-midi d'un faune
, which, in a sense, "awakened" modern music;
the exquisite Nocturnes
, shimmering models of delicate impressionism;
and La Mer
, complex, suggestive, a masterpiece of orchestral texture.
This new Dover volume presents the complete scores of all three works - reproduced from early French editions - in one convenient source. Musicians and music lovers will appreciate this inexpensive edition of a trio of orchestral favorites -pieces that mark not only key points in the composer's personal progress, but in the progress of modern music as well.
Dover Original. Republication of early French editions of
Prelude a I'apres-midi d'un faune, Nocturnes, La Mer.
New Table of Contents and New Glossary of French terms.
vii + 279pp.
93/8 x 121/4. Paperbound.