G. Henle Verlag

HN405

Debussy: The Little Negro

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    • Composer: Claude Debussy
    • Editor: Ernst-Günter Heinemann
    • Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
    • Instrumentation: Piano
    • ISMN: 979-020180405-7
    • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    • Pages: 4
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    Debussy occasionally reacted to musical trends in his compositions, as was the case with American ragtime. Aside from Golliwogg's Cakewalk, in _Children 's Corner_, The Little Negro is even today a standard piece in modern crossover orientated piano teaching. Debussy did actually compose the piece for a piano method, namely that of Théodore Lack, published in 1909. in 1934 the publishing house Leduc produced a single version, in which measures 22 to 54 are repeated, unlike in the first edition. The piece is not particularly difficult and is very effective.