Claude Debussy. Sonata in sol minore L141 flute and piano
Transcription by Mario Caroli.
The enchanting magic timbre of the last Debussy makes this sonata a highly engaging masterpiece. The transcription from the violin to the flute slips away without fractures in an ideal continuity that leads us from Prélude to L’aprés-midi d’un faune up to Syrinx. An essential enrichment in chamber music for flute and piano.
Claude Achille Debussy (Germain en Laye 1862 - Paris).
In 1869 he began studying the piano with Italian Cerutti and at the age of 10 he entered the Paris Conservatory where he studied piano and composition.
After two attempts, in 1884 the young Claude Debussy gets the "Prix de Rome" with the cantata "L'Enfant Prodigue", a prize that allows him to come to Italy.
Claude Debussy's early work brings European music, fluidity and new colors. Famous are "La damoiselle Èlue" (1888) and "Cinq poémes de Baudelaire" (1889), where he feels the influence of Richard Wagner, "Prélude à l'aprés-midi d'un faune" (1892), i " Nocturnes "," Quartetto d'archi "(1893) and many songs and pieces inspired by Verlain's lyrics.
In 1905 Claude Debussy composed the three symphonic movements of the very famous "La mer", "De l'aube à midi sur la mer" (From dawn to noon on the sea), "Jeux des vagues" (Wave games) and " Dialogue du vent and de la mer "(dialogue of the wind and the sea).
Debussy wrote a lot of music for piano, orchestra and ballet using his particularly varied and imaginative style, light and serene or fast and pressing, following the emotions and images expressed.
Debussy expressed wonderfully the poetic, refined and decadent climate of the Belle Epoque, which ended with the First World War and which in France had developed towards the end of the last century, from Baudelaire onwards.
On 7 December 1915 Claud Debussy was operated on an intestinal tumor and died on 25 March 1918 in Paris.
At the age of 22 he won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis in Darmastadt and thus began an important solo career. He has played in the most important cinemas in the world, from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to the Philharmonie in Berlin, from the Lincoln Center in New York to the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, from the Konzerthaus in Vienna to the Royal Festival Hall in London, in recital or solo with the main orchestras from all over Europe, the United States and Japan. Interpreter much loved by international critics, which has not spared the highest praise, has recorded about 25 CDs, awarded worldwide. He teaches flute in the upper cycles of the Strasbourg Conservatory and holds master classes in the most important musical institutions.