Debussy*s Images Book I

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Debussy’s Images Book I
1 Reflets dans l'eau
2 Hommage à Rameau
3 Mouvement
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Painting Pictures with Tones
• Debussy: I love pictures almost as much as music
– Estampes – Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the rain),
– La mer,
– Chlidren’s corners - The snow is dancing,
– Images Livre 2 - Poissons d’or
• 3 sets of Images (3 pieces in each set)
– Images pour Piano Livre I (1905)
– Images pour Piano Livre II
– Images pour Orchestra
Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections in the Water)
• Debussy: Music is the expression of the movement of
waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
• D-flat major
• Meter 4/8
• Motive A
• Motive B with rhythmic
alteration
• Motive B
A
B
A
B
Coda
Bar
1-24
25-35
36-50
51-71
72-95
Turning Point
9,18
43,49
57,66
72(A) 79(B)
82(Coda-A)
Climax
30-32
57-59
General Characteristics of Debussy
Compositional Style
• Harmony
– 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th
– Quartal Chord, Quintal Chord
• Scales
– Pentatonic, Whole tone
– Mode
– Altered scales
• Parallel chord movement
Hommage à Rameau (Homage to Rameau)
• Les Fetes de Polymnie by Jean-Philippe Rameau
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Sarabande – slow and serious dance
Longest in Images and very highly developed piece
Orchestral piece on the piano
G-sharp minor, Meter 3/2
Section 1
Section 2
Bar 1-13
Bar 14-30
Opening Sarabande
Dreamy Feeling
Section 3
Section 4
Bar 31-56
Bar 57-76
Dance
Coda with Mysterious
Ending
Mouvement (Movement)
• Whirring triplets like a hovering insect
throughout the piece
• Difficult technique
• Similar to the spirit of Jardins sous la Pluie
(3rd movement of Estampes)
Mouvement (Movement)
• C Major
• Meter 2/4
Section 1
Bar
1-25
26-41 42-66
•Very square structure
Section 2
67-88
89-110
Section 3
111-135 136-155
156-177
1 Reflets dans l'eau
2 Hommage à Rameau
3 Mouvement
DEBUSSY’S IMAGES BOOK I

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