Catalogue of works

Le Diable dans le beffroi     106/(101)

Conte musical in 2 acts and 3 tableaux

Poet:
After Edgar Poe

Composition dates:
1902-1911

Publication:
Durand, 2006, Édition critique des œuvres complètes, VI/3

Comments:
According to the contract signed with Durand, the work should have been completed before 15 May 1905. A new contract extended the deadline to 15 April 1907. On 5 July 1908, Debussy gave priority to the Director of the Metropolitan Opera of New York for Le Diable dans le Beffroi and La Chute de la maison Usher, on condition that the two works were performed on the same evening. The Management of the Opera-Comique programmed the two works for the 1911-1912 season, but neither was finished.