Catalogue of works
L'Enfant prodigue 61/(57)
L'année, en vain chasse l'année
24 May 1884 (1st version); 1907-1908 (2nd version)
Durand, November 1884 (piano and voice); November 1907 (orchestra; piano and voice)
22.214.171.124 — 126.96.36.199 — timp. - 2 perc. - 2 harps — strings
Original version, Paris, Institut de France, 27 June 1884, with Rose Caron (Lia), Ernst Van Dick (Azaël) and Taskin (Siméon)
Work for which Debussy was awarded, by 22 out of 28 votes, the First Grand Prix de Rome. The later version of 1907 was orchestrated with the help of André Caplet.