Klarinet Archive - Posting 000305.txt from 1996/01
From: Rochelle Lynn Oddo <raquel@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Debussy
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 22:07:35 -0500
There was no piano reduction. The piano part was written first and then
it was orchestrated later. Debussy wrote the piece for his clarinet
students as a technical study. It was liked so much that it was later
orchestrated. Just for your info.
> I believe one of the best sources is Debussy's orchestral score to the
> Premiere Rhapsody. Compare the clarinet part to the one in the full
> score. I think the score is likely the correct version. You will also
> find some errors in the piano reduction. It would be worth the time and
> Bob Chesebro
> Furman Univ.