Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Late-romantic symphonic poem

Claude Debussy
Composer

Description

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (L. 86), known in English as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is a symphonic poem for orchestra by Claude Debussy, approximately 10 minutes in duration. It was first performed in Paris on December 22, 1894, conducted by Gustave Doret. The flute solo was played by Georges Barrère. Debussy's work later provided the basis for the ballet Afternoon of a Faun choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky.

Year 1894
Opening Night 1894
Time Period Late-romantic
Opus L. 86; CD 87
Instrumentation Symphony orchestra

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Videos

Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Andrés Orozco-Estrada
hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) ∙ Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Dirigent ∙ Alte Oper Frankfurt, 12. Dezember ...
Leonard Bernstein - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune // 1989 (COMPLETE)
Leonard Bernstein conducts the Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. 'I truly admire this orchestra ...
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Albums

The Debussy Edition (CD 1-8)
Deutsche Grammophon
Music...Language of the World, Vol. II (CD 8-10)
Deutsche Grammophon
Orchestral Works
Hänssler Classic
Karajan Adagio - Music To Free Your Mind
Deutsche Grammophon
Orchestral Works
Chandos
Claude Debussy: Piano Music Volume Two
Hänssler Classic
French Ballet Music
Warner Music
Complete Works for Orchestra, Vol. 1
Musical Concepts
The Legend
Warner Music
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Urania / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
Boulez Conducts Debussy & Ravel
Deutsche Grammophon
A Debussy Weekend
Deutsche Grammophon
A Romantic Weekend
Deutsche Grammophon
Debussy: Orchestral Works I
Warner Music
Sir Simon Rattle: Debussy/Ravel
Warner Music
Debussy
Warner Music
Herbert Von Karajan
Warner Music
Debussy
Nimbus
Autour de Debussy
Groupe Analekta, Inc.
Jewels of The 20th Century
Groupe Analekta, Inc.
Toscanini Conducts Roussel, Dukas, Franck, et al.
Urania / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
The Flute, Enjoy The Classics
Bela Records
Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Classical.com Music
La Mer, La Boîte à Joujoux, etc
Warner Music