Playing the Sarabande from Debussy’s Pour le piano is like losing yourself in an Impressionist painting. Shirley Gruenhut performs the piece in this video.
The Debussy Rêverie Amplified
In the Debussy Rêverie, the best way to communicate the music’s natural rises and falls is through your own physical breath control.
Debussy First Arabesque Amplified
The Claude Debussy First Arabesque, composed in 1888 in the key of E major, is like an arabesque, an ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing lines. Yet there’s more in the music then its contours. The First Arabesque has strong antecedents in Bach.
The Debussy Clair de Lune Amplified
The Claude Debussy Clair de Lune, released in 1905 and today a favorite of piano students and concert pianists alike, presents the challenge of an emotional interpretation.
Angela Hewitt Performance of Clair de Lune
Perhaps one of the most uplifting interpreters and performers is Angela Hewitt, the Canadian concert pianist. Her live performance at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music of Clair de Lune—a favorite of many students of adult piano lessons—is so pristine that it becomes instructive.