Published in 1910 and composed shortly before, the Preludes, First Book follow a series of isolated pieces and a few cycles for smaller piano. The title of the work refers to traditional formal canons, especially to the model drawn by Chopin. Debussy evokes the subject of his Preludes in a discreet way by renouncing to give them a title, but by revealing the program of the play at the end of the work only. This first collection of Préludes very quickly became a great success and still represents, in Debussy's piano music, the quintessence of the composer's art. However, some of these works with inexhaustible substance are also accessible to pianists not belonging to the corporation of the virtuosos of the podium.
(Note from the Ecuador)