Preludes Book II By Claude Debussy (1862-1918 France)

An Analysis with Suggestions
for Interpretation
by Peter Coraggio

Contents

A. Introduction to Debussy's Late Style and the Preludes Book II

B. Analysis of the Preludes with Suggestions for Performance

Brouillards ("Mists" or "Fogs")
Feuilles mortes ("Autumn Leaves")
La Puerta del Vino
(Gateway of the Alhambra Palace")
Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses
(The Fairies are Exquisite Dancers")
Bruyères ("Heather")
General Lavine – eccentric
La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
(The Balcony where Moonlight holds Court)
Ondine ("Freshwater Spirits, Nymphs")
Hommage á S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C
(Homage to Pickwick, Perpetual President- Member of the Pickwick Club")
Canope ("Egyptian Burial Urn")
Les tierces alternées ("Alternating Thirds")
Feux d'artifice ("Fireworks")

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