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DEBUSSY @100

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In this 100th anniversary year of the composer’s death, don't forget to pick up a copy of Pianist issue 101, out on 30 March, where our experts give you plenty of advice.

 

There are three Debussy scores, with two of them – La fille aux cheveux de lin and the Etude No 11 Pour les arpès composés – given in-depth lessons.

 

Mark Tanner discusses how to produce a rich tonal palette (essential for playing Debussy) and John Evans turns to three pianists well-known for Debussy, and asks them how they make sense of the scores. At least as much as any composer, he wrote for his performers; he took pleasure and inspiration from the inexhaustible depth of possibilities that a piano affords, and we hope you will do the same.

 

Check out our Play Debussy digital special for extra Debussy learning! 

 

And listen to our Debussy Spotify Playlist

 

Finally, as an extra Debussy delight, take a look at this rather ‘different’ approach to Clair de Lune – the wonderful Alexandre Tharaud strokes the keys whilst dancer Joann Bourgeois floats to the music...

 

 

 

 

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