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Homenaje 'Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy'

1920; originally for solo guitar; also transcribed for solo piano by the composer

In 1920 Falla moved to Granada and in that year the French journal La Revue musicale commissioned ten composers, including Ravel, Satie, Stravinsky and Falla, to write short pieces in memory of Debussy, who had died in 1918. Falla, who always considered Debussy as one of the chief influences on his music, contributed Homenaje (Homage), a slow, melancholy piece for guitar, subsequently transcribed by him for piano and containing reminiscences of Debussy’s ‘La sérénade interrompue’, ‘Ibéria’ and, at the end, of ‘La soirée dans Grenade’.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2018

En 1920, Falla s’installa à Grenade et, la même année, La Revue musicale demanda à dix compositeurs, dont Ravel, Satie, Stravinski et Falla, d’écrire de courtes pièces à la mémoire de Debussy, qui était mort en 1918. Falla, qui considéra toujours Debussy comme l’une des principales influences sur sa musique, composa Homenaje («Hommage»), une pièce lente et mélancolique pour guitare, qu’il transcrivit ensuite pour piano et qui contient des réminiscences de «La sérénade interrompue», d’«Ibéria» et, à la fin, de «La soirée dans Grenade» de Debussy.

extrait des notes rédigées par Roger Nichols © 2018
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

1920 zog de Falla nach Granada. Im selben Jahr erteilte die Revue musicale zehn Komponisten, darunter Ravel, Satie, Strawinsky und de Falla, den Auftrag, kurze Stücke zum Andenken Debussys zu schreiben, der 1918 gestorben war. De Falla, für den Debussy eines seiner wichtigsten Vorbilder war, schrieb das Stück Homenaje (Hommage), ein langsames, melancholisches Gitarrenstück, das er später für Klavier bearbeitete und das Reminiszenzen an Debussys „Sérénade interrompue“, „Ibéria“ und am Ende an „La soirée dans Grenade“ enthält.

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Nichols © 2018
Deutsch: Friedrich Sprondel


Falla: Fantasia Baetica & other piano music
Studio Master: CDA68177Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Homages - A musical dedication
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Track-specific metadata for CDA68177 track 14

Recording date
25 November 2016
Recording venue
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Falla: Fantasia Baetica & other piano music (CDA68177)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: March 2018
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