Étude retrouvée

Claude Debussy

Étude retrouvée

CD143a • “Étude pour les arpèges composés”

About this work

Étude retrouvée (recovered étude) is an unpublished sketch, written prior to Debussy's Études of 1915. The title in the manuscript, "Pour les arpèges composés" (for composed arpeggios), implies a link between this piece and the étude of the same name that appears in the Book Two of the Twelve Études; but the two are actually distinct compositions, bearing little resemblance in form or substance.