: Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone and Piano (): Claude Debussy: Books. Claude Debussy. But his commissioned work, Rapsodie pour Orchestre et Saxophone did not make its way to the concert stage so easily. Rapsodie pour Orchestre et Saxophone, by Claude. Debussy. Jonathon Blum. Western Kentucky University, @

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The Rapsodie pour Orchestre et Saxophone by the regretted Claude Debussy, does not, as you might imagine, take on the character of a concerted work. To begin a new work appears to me like a perilous leap, and one risks breaking one’s back.

Born in Paris on 15 April and spending her early years in Debuesy, Elizabeth Boyer Coolidge was the daughter of a prominent Bostonian family. Music for Saxophone and Orchestra. The Art of Saxophone. Faced with this dilemma, the composer retained the manuscript, to which he later added: Debussy’s Rapsodie pour orchestre et saxophone Revisited James R.

English Choose a language for shopping. Thus, while Roger-Ducasse was not the true orchestrator of Rapsodiehe most certainly prepared the score with care and discretion, which is to say he was not merely a copyist.

: Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone and Piano (): Claude Debussy: Books

Meanwhile, the composer obviously had other things on his mind, deciding that Debuzsy to leave his first wife and elope with Emma Bardac to England; the lovers took flight in July. These techniques, some of which are outlined below, are discussed in detail in Roy Howat’s Debussy in Proportion. The Orchestral Music of Debussy, Vol. It is an extract. These were sent in June to Durand’s chief proofreader, Lucien Garban, who obviously used Debussy’s holograph [Hall manuscript] to authenticate the accuracy of the Roger-Ducasse scores.


The saxophone is a reed instrument with whose habits I am not very well acquainted.

Rapsodie for Orchestra and Saxophone (Debussy, Claude)

Introspection Late Night Partying. Beyond orchestration, specific structural alterations made to Rapsodie indicate that Roger-Ducasse was intimately acquainted with Debussy’s mathematical methods of composition.

However, far from remaining static, Debussy’s state of mind underwent a marked transformation as he composed Hall’s commission: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Hall displayed a beautiful quality of tone and technical mastery. The mathematical formula used to arrive at the number of measures in Rapsodie follows the definition of Golden Section proportions: The first of these, Charles Martin Loeffler’s Divertissement espagnol pour orchestre et saxophonewas premiered on 29 Januaryat Copley Hall.

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The orchestral score manuscript of Rapsodie [MS ], the piano reduction with saxophone solo [MS bis] and alternate English horn soloGarban’s transcription for piano four-hands, and a set of orchestral parts were engraved in the fall of Debussy’s original and specific orchestration is the basis for this realization, with slight modifications made in strict accordance with his compositional techniques. The pitches on this manuscript conform exactly to Saxophon sketch, and although not specifically indicated, Roger-Ducasse included the saxophone with the tutti section between debyssy.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. With little regard for the cost, she set about commissioning a substantial array of new works for the instrument, which then had a very small repertory, and approached several prominent French composers, including Debussy. Many great composers have accepted commissions for new works, and then never managed to bring them to fruition; Debussy was certainly no exception.


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The composer certainly needed the money, as he was in the midst of a legal battle to repay debts owed to the heirs of his former publisher, Georges Hartmann. Naturally, the musical ideas take particular care to flee from me, like wry butterflies, and I spend hours of indescribable irritation. Sheet music Verified Purchase. This email address is being protected from spambots.

As the Rapsodie pour orchestre et saxophone remained unpublished and unperformed during Debussy’s lifetime, little was known about the nature of the work. A composer who found it exceptionally difficult to write anything to order, Debussy found the composition of his Rhapsodie for alto saxophone and orchestra — which had been requested in by Elisa Hall, President of the Boston Orchestral Club — a particularly disagreeable task.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. The original titles of the Roger-Ducasse manuscripts were: The Very Best of Debussy.

In she married Richard J. Writing to his first wife, Lilly, on 31 Mayhe explains the immediate circumstances: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

However, in Debussy again resumed work on the piece, and finally sent Hall a rough draft of just three or four staves, with much of the score still missing.

This version was first performed in Does it indulge in romantic tenderness like the clarinet?