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Deux Arabesques, L74

circa 1890; published in 1891

These two early piano pieces, published in 1891, are the musical equivalents of designs in Arabian art of interlacing patterns in graceful curves. Charming and rhapsodic, their 'delicate tracery' and 'twining counterpoints', to quote Debussy’s own words, find extra colourings and subtleties in the orchestral forms presented here.

from notes by Edward Johnson © 2019


Debussy: Engulfed Cathedral
Studio Master: SIGCD2092Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Debussy: Solo Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA67898Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
CDH55129Archive Service
Debussy: Songs, Vol. 4
Studio Master: CDA68075Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


No 1: Andantino
Track 12 on CDA67898 [4'01]
Track 6 on CDA68075 [4'52]
Track 1 on CDH55129 [4'11] Archive Service

Track 3 on SIGCD2092 [4'19] Download only
No 2: Allegretto scherzando

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