Paris: A. Durand & Fils [PN D. & F. 7179], [after 1910].
Quarto. Original publisher's light brown wrappers with titling in red and black within decorative border. Unbound as issued. 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso blank), 19 pp. Text in French and English. With "Ch. Douin, gr. ..." and "Imp. A. Mounot. Paris" printed at foot of final page of music.
Wrappers very slightly worn; publisher's handstamps to lower outer corner of upper. Light uniform browning.
First Edition, later issue Lesure, 92.
The present work premiered in Paris on 9 April 1909 at a Concert Colonne under the composer's direction.
"One of the most important musicians of his time, [Debussy's] harmonic innovations had a profound influence on generations of composers. He made a decisive move away from Wagnerism in his only complete opera Pelléas et Mélisande, and in his works for piano and for orchestra he created new genres and revealed a range of timbre and colour which indicated a highly original musical aesthetic." François Lesure and Roy Howat in Grove Music Online.
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