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(1862 - 1918)
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Debussy, Claude: Estampes No. 2 "La soirée dans Grenade" for String Quartet

Estampes No. 2 "La soirée dans Grenade" for String Quartet
Claude Debussy

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Composer :Claude DebussyDebussy, Claude (1862 - 1918)
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Claude DebussyMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1903
Copyright :Public Domain
Estampes (Prints), L.100, is a composition for solo piano by Claude Debussy. It was finished in 1903.

"When you don't have any money to go on holiday, you must make do by using your imagination," Debussy wrote, and the first two pieces in his triptych Estampes constitute an exotic travelog; the third piece is stay-at-home music, watching the rain. "Estampes" means print or engraving, and these three pieces are musical depictions of particular moments at particular locales. They also represent an interior journey of sorts, a newly personal idiom for Debussy, who is now seemingly unconcerned with the conventions and expectations of the salon and the concert hall.

"Soirée dans Grenade" takes listeners to Spain, but again the tour guide is Ravel, whose Habañera covers much the same musical territory. Debussy uses the same rhythm -- which, technically, is Cuban rather than Spanish, although the French strongly associated it with the Iberian peninsula. Debussy's dreamy treatment includes rather Moorish material and, except for two brief outbursts four-fifths of the way through, avoids the fast, fiery, flamenco-inspired effects that foreigners associate with Spanish music. Manuel de Falla thought highly enough of this piece to quote from it in his Homage to Debussy.

Source: Allmusic ( -l-100-mc0002358850).

Although originally composed for Piano, I created this Interpretation of the "La soirée dans Grenade" (The Evening in Granada) for String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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