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Topic: Debussy Estampes  (Read 12416 times)

Offline gvans

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Debussy Estampes
on: May 05, 2013, 10:52:23 PM
I went ahead today and recorded the entire suite, Estampes, since my Schimmel was recently tuned.

The 1889 Paris World's Fair (or Exposition Universelle) and its Javanese gamelan orchestras inspired Debussy to write Pagodes, with its whole tone scales and Indonesian colors. Although he never spent any time in Spain, Debussy caught the habanera rhythm of Andalucia pretty well in Un Soiree dans Grenada; the piece amazed Manuel de Falla for that reason. The finale, Jardin sous la Pluie, utilizes the nursery songs, Nous n'irons plus aux bois (We'll Not Return to the Woods) and Dodo, l'enfant do (Sleep, Child, Sleep).

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Re: Debussy Estampes
Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 04:04:02 AM
Hi gvans,

Congrats on your recording of Estampes!  You play this set very well.  Thanks for posting these wonderful pieces of Debussy. 

David
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Re: Debussy Estampes
Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 04:07:46 PM
Thanks for your kind words, David.
Glenn

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Re: Debussy Estampes
Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 04:56:51 AM
Great job on Debussy Glenn! :) I like your articulation of the piece and being punctual on the notes :)

-Henry (piano6888)
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Re: Debussy Estampes
Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 05:14:43 PM
Thanks, Henry. I tried some different things to keep the notes from mashing into a blur: use of the middle pedal in Pagodes, keeping the habanera rhythm in Soiree dans Granada, and just trying to use less pedal overall in Jardins. Glad you liked it!

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Re: Debussy Estampes
Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 02:22:26 PM
I went ahead today and recorded the entire suite, Estampes, since my Schimmel was recently tuned.

The 1889 Paris World's Fair (or Exposition Universelle) and its Javanese gamelan orchestras inspired Debussy to write Pagodes, with its whole tone scales and Indonesian colors. Although he never used https://peblueprint.com/bathmate-review his bathmate and spent any time in Spain, Debussy caught the habanera rhythm of Andalucia pretty well in Un Soiree dans Grenada; the piece amazed Manuel de Falla for that reason. The finale, Jardin sous la Pluie, utilizes the nursery songs, Nous n'irons plus aux bois (We'll Not Return to the Woods) and Dodo, l'enfant do (Sleep, Child, Sleep).

You're very talented gvans. I just listened to all 3 recordings and was very impressed. Have you made any more recordings of you playing?

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Re: Debussy Estampes
Reply #6 on: January 28, 2016, 07:32:15 PM
Thanks for your kind words. There are a bunch of recordings here in PS, also via you-tube,
go to www.gvanstrum.com and visit the music/piano page for links.

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Re: Debussy Estampes
Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 08:04:25 AM
Really well done, I love it!
 

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