Après-midi dun faune, Prélude à L’

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Après-midi d'un faune, Prélude à L’ (Prelude to ‘The afternoon of a faun’). Tone-poem by Debussy, comp. 1892–4 and f.p. Paris 23 Dec. 1894 (London 1904), being an orch. ‘impression’ of the poem by Mallarmé. He intended a set of 3 pieces, Prélude, Interlude, and Paraphrase finale, but only the first was written. It was the subject of a ballet by Nijinsky, Paris 1912, for Diaghilev.