Debussy, Claude

Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

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Gradus ad Parnassum is a satirical piano composition part of Debussy's suite Children's CornerWhen literally translated, the piece is called Doctor "Steps to Parnassus." The phrase "Steps to Parnassus" refers to a gradual progress in the arts. Doctor Gradus ad Parnussum is a piece that is meant for finger study and developing technique. In the middle of the piece, Debussy adds an exercise of a different key, and at the end, he ends to piece with a big and loud finish.

Debussy, Claude 

Syrinx

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Syrinx is a piece of music for solo flute which Claude Debussy wrote in 1913. Originally it was intended as incidental music to Psyche, a play which his friend, poet and dramatist Gabriel Mouray had written. “Syrinx” was only published in 1927. Syrinx is commonly considered to be an indispensable part of any flutist's repertoire. Many musical historians believe that "Syrinx", which gives the performer generous room for interpretation and emotion, played a pivotal role in the development of solo flute music in the early twentieth century.

Debussy, Claude 

The Little Nigar 

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'The Little Nigar' was composed and published by Claude Debussy in 1909. It is a piece for solo piano in style of Cake-walk, with an average performance time of 2 minutes.

Frederic, Chopin 

Prelude Op 28, No. 4 

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Frédéric Chopin wrote his Preludes, Op. 28, between 1835 and 1839, the year when the set was published. The cycle consists of 24 pieces for solo piano, one in each of the 24 keys (much like Bach's Well Tempered Clavier), and organized according to the circle of fifths. Chopin's preludes are carefully planned, self-contained miniatures which avoided the improvisatory feeling associated with the 'prelude' name. This led some critics to consider them incomplete pieces. Liszt, however, saw them as innovative and poetic. The prelude Op. 28 No 4 is composed in E minor, key signature of G.