Symphony in B minor (Debussy, Claude)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Nikolai Zhilyayev (1881-1938)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.[1933]. Plate М. 13719 Г.
Misc. Notes 1933 date confirmed at Russian State Library.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony in B minor
Alternative. Title Symphonie en si mineur
Composer Debussy, Claude
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICD 96
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Allegro ben marcato)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1880
First Publication. 1933
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano 4-hands

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Debussy sent the manuscript of this work to Nadezhda von Meck (1831-1894), so the score was kept in a Russian archive after her death. Published posthumously by Muzgiz in 1933. This work was never orchestrated by Debussy himself.