Best Modern & 20th Century Books

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1. Debussy – The Ultimate Piano Collection: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2105 (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; Spi edition (March 1, 2014)

ISBN: 978-1480332799

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(Piano Collection).Contains nearly every piece of piano music Debussy wrote in this giant, 488-page, comb-bound book…. D’un cahier d’esquisse Estampes Petite Suite Pour le piano Ballade Bergeuse heroique Danse (Tarentelle styrienne) Danse bohemienne Hommage a Haydn L’isle joyeuse La plus que lente Le petit negre Masques Mazurka Nocturne Reverie Valse romantique Children’s Corner Deux arabesques Images , Series I Images , Series II Preludes , Livre I Preludes , Livre II Suite bergamasque Etudes , Livre I Etudes , Livre II

2. Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2070 (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: G. Schirmer; 0 edition (October 1, 2007)
ISBN: 978-1423427414

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(Piano Collection).Many of Debussy’s best-known pieces are assembled in this convenient, affordable collection. Includes: Children’s Corner * Deux arabesques * Estampes * Hommage a Haydn * Images * L’isle joyeuse * Masques * Le petit negre * La plus que lente * Preludes, Books 1 and 2 (selections) * Reverie, Suite bergamasque (including “Clair de lune”) * Suite: Pour le piano.

3. Clair de lune: from Suite Bergamasque (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Alfred Music (July 1, 1982)
ISBN: 978-0739012925

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The original, unsimplified version of one of Debussy’s most popular piano works. This ethereal, flowing section of Suite Bergamasque is diatonic and displays a conventional harmonic vocabulary in D-flat major. The title, Clair de lune, suggests a relationship to Paul Verlaine’s eponymous poem, describing a vision of long-dead dancers in the moonlight.

The music transmits the otherworldly, transparent, and impalpable qualities of the experience while maintaining clarity and definition. Perfect for the burgeoning late intermediate pianist. Edited by Willard A.Palmer.


Published at: SCHIRMER (May 24, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0793553013

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5. Claude Debussy: Piano Music (1888-1905)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Dover Publications; 2nd edition (June 1, 1974)
ISBN: 978-0486227719

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This volume contains the complete music for solo piano written by Claude Debussy between 1888 and 1905. Beginning with Deux Arabesques (1888), it offers the Suite bergamasque (18901905), Rverie (1890), Danse (1890), Ballade (1890), Pour le piano (18961901), D’un cahier d’esquisses (1903), Extampes (1903), Mazurka (1891), Valse romantique (1890), Masques (1904), L’Isle joyeuse (1904), and the first series of Images (1905): Reflets dans l’eau, Hommage a Rameau, and Mouvement.

In each case the music has been reproduced photographically from original or early editions. This book has been designed to be used at the piano. Noteheads are large and clearly printed: margins and spaces are adequate for written notes, fingerings, and turnovers.

It is also most useful, of course, for analysis or simply for listening along with the music.

6. Theory of Harmony: 100TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Author: by Arnold Schoenberg
Published at: University of California Press; Second Edition, 100th Anniversary (October 13, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0520266087

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A new critical foreword by Walter Frisch, H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music at Columbia University, expands this centennial edition. Frisch puts Schoenberg’s masterpiece into historical and ideological context, delineating the connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture in turn-of-the century Austro-German culture.

7. Maurice Ravel – Works for Piano (Les Editions Originales Durand: Salabert – Eschig)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Durand/Salabert; Multilingual edition (July 1, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1495002557

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(Editions Durand).The largest one-volume collection available of Ravel’s piano music, at a value price, in the original editions.Includes 30 pieces. Contents: Serenade Grotesque * Menuet en ut diese mineur * La Parade * Pavane pour une infante defunte * Jeux d’eau * Sonatine * Menuet sur le nom de Haydn * Valses nobles et sentimentales * A la maniere de Borodine * A la maniere de Emmanuel Chabrier * Prelude * La Valse * MIROIRS: Noctuelles * Oiseaux tristes * Une barque sur l’ocean * Alborada del gracioso * La Vallee des cloches * GASPARD DE LA NUIT: Ondine * Le Gibet * Scarbo * EXTRAITS DE DAPHNIS ET CHLOE: Danse Graciese et legere de Daphnis * Fragments symphoniques * Scene de Daphnis et Chloe * LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN: Prelude * Fugue * Forlane * Rigaudon * Menuet * Toccata

8. Debussy — Selected Favorites (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Alfred Music; 2nd edition (April 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0739030615

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This concise edition includes 12 pieces selected by editor Lynn Freeman Olson, based on their frequent use with pre-college students. To impart Debussy’s compositional intentions to the performer, the editor has kept editorial suggestions to a minimum. However, a glossary of selected French terms provides insight into the vivid nature of these expressive pieces.

9. Debussy — Children's Corner: For the Piano (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Alfred Music; 0 edition (October 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0739014073

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Composed between 1906 and 1908, the Children’s Corner Suite was written to capture the essence of childhood with charm, grace and humor. Debussy’s intention was to create moods and sensations and, utilizing his typical harmonic richness, he succeeds in an appealing and joyous fashion.

This edition is based on not only the original autograph manuscripts but also on Debussy’s sound recording of these pieces.

10. The Rite of Spring in Full Score (Dover Music Scores) by Igor Stravinsky (1989-01-01)

Author: by Igor Stravinsky
Published at: Dover Publications; unknown edition (January 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486258577

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The full score of Stravinsky’s famous and controversial ballet The Rite of Spring. Quality Dover score.

11. Preludes – Books 1 and 2

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (April 1, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0793578726

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(Piano Collection).A newly corrected and very affordable Schirmer Library edition of these 20th-century piano masterpieces. Contents: BOOK I: Danseuses de Delphes * Voiles * Le Vent dans la Plaine * “Les Sons et les Parfums Tournent dans l’Air du Soir” * Les Collines d’Anacapri * Des Pas sur la Neige * Ce qu’a Vu le Vent d’Ouest * La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin * La Serenade Interrompue * La Cathedrale Engloutie * La Danse de Puck * Minstrels * BOOK II: Brouillards * Feuilles Mortes * La Puerta del Vino * “Les Fees sont d’Exquises Danseuses” * Bruyeres * Gerneral Lavine Excentric * La Terrasse des Audiences du Clair de Lune * Ondine * Hommage a S.Pickwick Esq.P.P.M.P.C.

Canope * Les Tierces Alternees * Feux d’Artifice

12. Three Great Orchestral Works in Full Score: Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune, Nocturnes, La Mer (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (May 1, 1983)
ISBN: 978-0486244419

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“It may be in fact that I have taken on a task that is too much for me: there is no precedent, so I am obliged to invent new forms.” Claude Debussy. Unquestionably one of the most influential of modern composers, Claude Debussy (18621918) overturned traditional concepts of form, harmony, and coloring in creating a body of music characterized by innovation, individuality of style, and perfection of workmanship.

Among his most popular, most performed, most recorded works are the three compositions reprinted in this volume: the revolutionary Prlude l’aprs-midi d’une 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 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 also in the progress of modern music as well.

13. Debussy — Deux Arabesques for the Piano (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Alfred Music (September 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0739023068

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Debussy was not referring to “arabesque” in the form of a ballet term but rather to the meaning of “arabesque” as a piece with exquisite detail and clear repetitions of ideas and artistic balance. These pieces were written in 1888 during Debussy’s earliest compositional period.

14. Waltz No. 2: Arranged for Solo Piano

Author: by Florian Noack
Published at: Sikorski (November 1, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1540080608

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(Music Sales America). This Sonata For Flute and Piano is a virtuosic flute solo by renowned influential French composer Francis Poulenc. Written in 1956-57, this is an elegant, dreamy chamber work and he has demonstrated his obvious compositional skill, also highlighting the French affinity with the sweet sounds of the flute.

Carefully edited by Carl Schmidt in 1994, this is an authoritative edition that contains a detailed history and comprehensive commentary of the editorial process in English, French and German.

16. Debussy: Preludes – Books 1 & 2 (PIANO) (French Edition)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Editions Durand; EMB edition (November 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0634091254

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(Piano).This is the ultimate source for these beloved piano preludes by Debussy, in a newly engraved and researched critical edition from Durand, the original publisher of this music. This is the paperback edition based on the hardbound Complete Works of Claude Debussy .

Includes a foreword in French and English. Printed on quality, ivory-colored stock, the book has a sewn binding for life-long use.