In 1910 appeared the first book Debussy's Préludes pour piano (HN 383).
Shortly after, the original publisher published transcripts for various instrumental formations.
A single transcription is from the composer's pen, however: that for violin and piano, Minstrels, published in 1914.
The word "Minstrels" refers to groups of musical clowns who, disguised, imitated the alleged conduct of African-Americans.
This transcription is of interest to violinists, who will find here an attractive and gratifying score of average difficulty (5 of 9), but also for pianists, who will discover the various changes that Debussy has subjected to the original musical text .