This very colorful and virtuoso piano piece is gladly put in touch with the island of Jersey, on which Debussy secretly took refuge with Emma Bardac, his new love, in the summer of 1904.
Even though the autograph was written at that time, it was possible to prove that this piece was composed earlier and that it should have been part of the Bergamask Suite
. During his stay on the island of Jersey, Debussy reshaped his composition to give it its current form.
On the occasion of the Debussy jubilee in 2012, the Henle-Editions offer the manuscript of L' Isle Joyeuse
in a precious -Eacutedition facsimile. Beautifully printed in color and with many comments, this edition will satisfy both aesthetic and musicological requirements.
Also find the facsimile autograph of Images
, published by the Documentation Center Claude Debussy