Debussy

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Ricker Choi Plays the Debussy Clair de Lune

Ricker Choi plays the Debussy Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque and reveals how the piece speaks to him with images of earth, moon, ocean, and breezes. »

Finding Her Dream Music at a Hair Salon

Amateur pianist Nana Asatiani had never seen the Debussy Clair de Lune until she took her patient to a hair salon. Then Nana's life as a pianist changed. »

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What Happened When I Read Reinventing Bach

To write Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie engaged in a supreme act of listening. In this adult piano student's lessons, the ability to deeply listen eluded her. »

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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. »

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Lazer Tag and Classical Piano Music

Playing Lazer Tag at her son's birthday party reminds Nancy M. Williams of the uncertainties of sight-reading and gives her a push to address her weakness. »

In Classical Piano Music, Everything Old Is New Again

Stuart Isacoff—performer, teacher, and critic—is out with a new book, A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PIANO: THE INSTRUMENT, THE MUSIC, THE MUSICIANS–FROM MOZART TO MODERN JAZZ AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEE... »

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. »