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L'isle joyeuse, L109

composer
1903/4; first performed by Ricardo Viñes in February 1905
arranger

 
Debussy wrote this exuberant piano rhapsody in 1904 while on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France. Its principal source of inspiration was a painting by Watteau entitled Embarquement pour Cythère (Embarkation for the Island of Cythera). The sparkling sensuality of the music, especially as orchestrated by Debussy’s friend Bernardino Molinari to the composer’s indications, brings it into the same sound world as La mer, in which it could almost occupy a place as an extra movement.

from notes by Edward Johnson © 2019

Recordings

Debussy: Engulfed Cathedral
Studio Master: SIGCD2092Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Debussy: Piano Music
CDS44061/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Archive Service
Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68139Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68161Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Debussy: Preludes Book 1
CDA66416Archive Service
Debussy: Solo Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA67898Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 4 on CDA66416 [6'24] Archive Service
Track 18 on CDA67898 [6'42]
Track 17 on CDA68139 [6'35]
Track 3 on CDA68161 [5'59]
Track 4 on CDS44061/3 CD2 [6'24] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Archive Service
Track 2 on SIGCD2092 [6'16] Download only

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