Des pas sur la neige

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Des pas sur la neige (Footprints in the Snow) is the sixth of Claude Debussy's first set of preludes for piano. It evokes a stark, glacial landscape of resigned sadness and solitude. The melancholy of the fragmented melody is superimposed by plodding ostinato figures.

Maurice Hinson considered this piece the saddest and most moving of any of Claude Debussy's preludes.[1]


  1. ^ Alfred Edition of Preludes edited by Maurice Hinson.