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Topic: Debussy Preludes  (Read 6896 times)

Offline alialvarez

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Debussy Preludes
on: December 29, 2008, 09:08:21 AM
Hey, so I just wanted to post some Debussy Preludes I just remembered I uploaded on youtube some time ago. Comments are welcome!  ;D




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Re: Debussy Preludes
Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 08:37:30 AM
Some of these difficulty ratings are completely wrong...many of them are definitely not 8+, such as De pas sur la neige, Feuilles Mortes, Bruyeres, Canopes...

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Re: Debussy Preludes
Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 08:56:15 AM
Some of these difficulty ratings are completely wrong...many of them are definitely not 8+, such as De pas sur la neige, Feuilles Mortes, Bruyeres, Canopes...

These ratings, I believe do not refer to "difficulty" as in technical challenges but to a global level of musicianship and instrumental proficiency.
Even, the "easiest" Debussy pieces require a seasoned musician in order to get a decently musical rendition.
" On ne joue pas du piano avec deux mains : on joue avec dix doigts. Chaque doigt doit être une voix qui chante"

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Re: Debussy Preludes
Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 09:24:23 PM
Hi alial,

These preludes are all very nicely played.  In "Cathedrale", I'm glad you didn't rush through the second page.  Some pianists do, referring to Debussy's own piano roll, but others of us believe that Debussy might have had to accommodate the limited play time on the roll, so made a decision to speed up that part to get the entire piece onto the roll.  It sounds better at tempo as you played it.  I do think that the coda could be quieter though.  But again, these are convincing renditions.

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