, dedicated to Mme Vasnier, is an example of the fantastical Debussy, later evident in the movement ‘Jeux de vagues’ in La mer
, in the ballet Jeux
and in Préludes
such as La danse de Puck
and General Lavine
. He picks up early on the presence of a guitar, and there’s drama again in the second attempt at ‘Arlequin chante’—in a foreign key!
from notes by Roger Nichols © 2014