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Topic: Debussy Suites -- which one?  (Read 5145 times)

Offline just_me

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Debussy Suites -- which one?
on: March 22, 2008, 04:06:28 PM
My teacher recommended that I get either the children's corner suite or the suite bergamasque. I like them both equally, so I am wondering which one will teach me more? Your replies are appreciated. Thanks! 

Offline dnephi

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Re: Debussy Suites -- which one?
Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 07:42:54 PM
I personally prefer the Children's Corner.  It's some of my favorite Debussy.
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Re: Debussy Suites -- which one?
Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 12:18:02 AM
I'd go with children's corner too. Lovely and can be very formative if played well.

Offline concorde331

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Re: Debussy Suites -- which one?
Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 12:19:28 AM
Children's corner definitely - I absolutely love Jimbo's lullaby and Dr. Gradus ad parnassum.
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Offline gerryjay

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Re: Debussy Suites -- which one?
Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 05:11:48 AM
both are wonderful sets, very representative of different moments in his life. i'll play children's corner this year. it seems to me that bergamasque is more difficult, so watch that and if it's not a problem, choose the one you love the most!
best!

Offline aewanko

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Re: Debussy Suites -- which one?
Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 07:42:47 AM
Go for the Children's Corner first. IMO you should start with "Jimbo's Lullaby".
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