Claude Debussy (18621918)

Golliwogg's Cakewalk

for String Quartet (Double Bass ad libitum)
from "Children's Corner"

for: 2 violins, viola, cello; double bass ad lib.

Score, Parts

Item no.677284
Author/ComposerClaude Debussy
ArrangerWolfgang Birtel
Leveleasy
Scope28 pages; 23 × 31 cm
Release year2018
Publisher/ProducerSchott Music
Producer No.ED 21590
ISMN9790001192132
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Description

The famous Golliwogg's Cakewalk is the final piece from Debussy's cycle Children's Corner which consists of 6 miniatures for piano, written for his daughter in the years 1906-1908. The style corresponds to that of ragtime, a dance which was in vogue around the turn of the century.

In the middle section, he parodies several times the beginning of the opera Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner with whom Debussy had a rather ambiguous relationship.The present arrangement now allows musicians to play the popular movement in a version for string quartet.