Kommentar/Commentary: Denis Herlin
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 24]. Munich, 2012. 27.5 x 37.5 cm xxii, 18 pp.
Deluxe full-color facsimile of the autograph issued on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth. This colorful, highly virtuosic piano work is often associated with the island of Jersey, where Debussy secretly spent the summer of 1904 with his new love Emma Bardac. Even if he wrote the autograph during this time, evidence shows that the work was composed at an earlier date and was intended as part of the "Suite bergamasque". During his stay on the island Debussy revised the composition, giving the "Isle joyeuse" its present-day form. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound in beautiful blue art paper with embossed title in pink lettering. $69