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Reproduction of the portrait by Marcel Baschet, Rome 1884,  issued as a supplement to L'Illustration, 1932.

Reproduction of the portrait by Marcel Baschet, Rome 1884, issued as a supplement to L'Illustration, 1932.

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DEBUSSY, Claude-Achille
A selection of first and early editions, together with other items from the Museum's collection.

b.Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 22 August 1862; d.Paris, 25 March 1918

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Ariettes (No.3).  Vve. E. Girod: Paris, 1886. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune.  Full score, c.1900. Trois Mélodies [No.1]. Paris, [1907].

Proses lyriques. Paris, [c.1900]. Fêtes Galantes [Ier Série]. Paris, 1903. Suite bergamasque. Paris [c.1908]. A later issue of the edition first published in 1905.

Trois Chansons de France. Paris, 1904. Fêtes galantes 2ème Série. Paris, [1906]. Children’s Corner . . .Petite Suite pour piano seul, etc. Paris, 1908.

Estampes. Paris, 1903. Danses. Paris, 1904. Images, Deuxième Série. Paris, 1908.

Le Promenoir des deux Amants. Paris, 1910. La plus que lente. Paris, 1910. Khamma. Légende dansée de W. L. Courtney et Maud Allan.  Piano score, Paris, 1912.

Préludes, (2ème Livre). Paris, 1913. Jeux. Poème dansé de Nijinsky. Piano score, Paris, 1912. The ballet was not performed until 1913. Six Sonates pour divers instruments... La Première pour Violoncelle et Piano. Paris, 1915.

Programme of Debussy's last but one concert in England, 27 February 1909.

Programme of the Festival celebrating the seventieth anniversary of Debussy's birth and the erection of monuments in Paris and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Paris, 17 June 1932.