After several single pieces and several smaller piano cycles, in 1910 the recently composed Prí©ludes, Premier Livre was published. The title draws on a traditional form, following ChopinŒÍs example. In addition Debussy discreetly characterized his Prí©ludes by dispensing with titles but giving the pieces programmatic directions at the end of each Prí©lude. Thisfirst volume became an immediate success and even today is considered t o be the epitome of DebussyŒÍs piano artistry. Some of these more substantial pieces are also within reach of those who do not intend to become concert pianists.