Claude Debussy

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Debussy’s Sarabande from Pour le Piano in Video

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. »

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The Debussy Rêverie Amplified

Multiple perspectives for playing and interpreting the Debussy Rêverie, including communicating the music’s rises and falls through your own breath control. »

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Debussy First Arabesque Amplified

Deepen your interpretation of the Debussy First Arabesque with visual aids, tips for playing triplets against eighth notes, and comparisons to Bach's music. »

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Classical Piano Music with Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt's performance of the Debussy Clair de Lune showcases elements of interpretation, intention, and concentration useful to adult piano students. »

No Pedal Please: A New Approach in Adult Piano Lessons

No Pedal Please: A New Approach in Adult Piano Lessons

When Nancy M. Williams realized she was overusing the damper pedal to mask other weaknesses in her piano playing, she decided to practice without it. »

Placing Debussy into Context for This Student of Adult Piano Lessons

Placing Debussy into Context for This Student of Adult Piano Lessons

A compelling read for adult piano students, The Life of Debussy by Roger Nichols captures the complexity of the composer’s personality and musical journey. »