L'enfant prodigue (Debussy, Claude)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1908. Plate D. & F. 7189.
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Revised version (1908)

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Editor Nita Cox, English text
Language French / English
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1908. Plate D. & F. 3387.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Prélude, Cortège et Air de Danse

For Piano 4 hands (Composer)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1907. Plate D. & F. 6902 (Prèlude)
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General Information

Work Title L'Enfant Prodigue
Alternative. Title The Prodigal Son
Composer Debussy, Claude
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CD 61 ; L.57
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1884, rev.1908
First Performance. 1884-07-24 in Paris
First Publication. 1884
Librettist Édouard Guinand (1838−1909)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Choir ad libitum, Orchestra
External Links Centre de documentation Claude Debussy
Wikipedia article
Extra Information A vocal score (with French text only) was published in 1884. Durand used the 1884 plate number for the 1908 revised ed.

Misc. Comments

Sacred cantata (Prodigal Son story), not opera, though has been presented so.

Actually, it is sometimes described as a cantata, but also (however accurately) as an oratorio or a lyric scene. How did the composer describe it (on score or in correspondence, of which he left a good deal?) - Schissel