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Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 #2744536
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Please do not post in this thread - use the discussion thread.

Welcome to the Debussy Themed Recital. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy, and we are honoring his memory with this recital.

Each performer is listed below in the order that their performance was submitted. You can read their notes about their submissions and listen to their recordings below. You can also use the
Debussy Recital Streaming Player

Please do no post in this thread - use the discussion thread.

Here is a template that you can use to make your comments a little easier:
Debussy Recital response template

If you would rather download all the recordings, here are some zip files for you:
Debussy zip1
Debussy zip2
Debussy zip3
Debussy zip4

Thanks to everyone for participating, and have fun listening!

Sam

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744541
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Performer's name:SMA55 (Shepherd)
From:Chicago originally, currently residing in St. Louis
Experience:Self-taught as a child, then exiled myself from the piano for a few decades, then returned to it 4 years ago when I began classical lessons.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:https://youtu.be/wO3XhpxE_bI
Title of piece:Arabesque 1
Composer:Debussy
Duration:05:11
Source of music:Memorized from sheet music
Instrument used:Steinway model B
Recording method:Video recorded with Sony HandyCam (an oldie but a goodie) synced with audio from Zoom H4N, converted to mp3 with Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I remember being frustrated in my attempts to record this for the French themed recital last spring. The result was a performance with a few flubs (admittedly par for the course). The recording lacks some of the dynamics that I was sure I had executed in my performance, certainly due to my recording methodology back then. I did contemplate re-recording this, but I don't currently have a Steinway to do so. (It's my opinion that this piece sounds best on a Steinway, and the Steinway B on which I originally recorded it was traded in last summer for my Steingraeber D232, and the Steinway D that I subsequently bought is in the shop being rebuilt. Yeah, I know--poor me.)

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744542
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Performer's name:FrankieC
From:Brentwood, TN
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:A Lot!
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Reverie
Composer:Debussy
Duration:04:23
Source of music:Sheet Music by memory
Instrument used:Kawai RX-6
Recording method:Steinberg UR44, 2 x Audio Technica 2020 Mics
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The is the same version I submitted for last ABF recital (#50). I would have submitted a different work to the last recital had I paid more attention and knew that a Debussy specific recital was going to take place a month later. Apologies for the duplicate submission.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744543
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Performer's name:Tim Adrianson
From:Madison, WI
Experience:60+
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Masques
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:05:44
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai 5.5' Baby Grand
Recording method:TASCAM DR40
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:"Masques" is a companion piece to what I would say is the far better known and more frequently played "l'Isle Joyeuse". Debussy completed both in 1904 following an extended vacation to the British Isle of Jersey with his wife-to-be, Emma Bardac. And both were strongly influenced by two well-known paintings of the Belgian artist Watteau -- they were essentially musical evocations of Watteau's efforts. Personally, I find "Masques" equivalent in brilliance to "l'Isle Joyeuse" and not so technically difficult, but for some reason, it doesn't get programmed much, at least in my experience.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744544
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Performer's name:Tim Adrianson
From:Madison, WI
Experience:60+ years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Berceuse Heroique
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:03:48
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai 5.5' Baby Grand
Recording method:TASCAM DR40
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Debussy wrote "Berceuse Heroique" late in 1914, several months after the start of WWI. The English novelist Hall Caine embarked upon a project he called "King Albert's Book", inviting various artists from allied countries to provide contributions as a gift to Belgium's King Albert and the Belgian soldiers, who were in direct conflict with the Germans. Debussy was thoroughly depressed and not composing at all, but he did feel to need to participate, and so mustered the energy to provide this piece late in 1914. There is a short allusion to the Belgian National Anthem "La Brabanconne", but the piece itself is otherwise very dark and ominous, evoking terror and two shotgun blasts in the narrative. IMO, a short masterpiece of emotional revulsion to the reality of on-the-ground war.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744545
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Performer's name:Tim Adrianson
From:Madison, WI
Experience:60+ years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:La Cathedrale Engloutie
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:07:15
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai 5.5' Baby Grand
Recording method:TASCAM DR40
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:"La Cathedrale Engloutie" is deservedly one of Debussy's better known pieces from his fairly extensive solo piano output. He had plans to write an assemblage of solo piano Preludes for quite some time, and ended up preparing two volumes of 12 each -- one set published in 1910, the second set in 1913. The Preludes are predominantly descriptive in character, covering a very wide range of artistic referents. "La Cathedrale Engloutie" is from the first set. and depicts the sudden emergence of a magnificent cathedral from what otherwise are the submerged remains of the Isle of Ys, and the equally sudden disappearance back into the subterranean depths. Some may well find my tempo utterly glacial, but here I think it's appropriate to the emotional context.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744546
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Performer's name:Jouishy
From:Quebec city
Experience:27 months
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/user/Jouishy
Title of piece:The little shepherd
Composer:Debussy
Duration:03:02
Source of music:Sheet music (but I play by heart)
Instrument used:Shigeru Kawai (thanks to conservatory!)
Recording method:Zoom Q4n, then Audacity to extract mp3 from video file.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I'm sorry for those who'll have listen to it as part of the 50th recital. I didn't know there was a Debussy's theme recital when I submit my piece for the 50th recital. Having known, I had other pieces I could have sumited...
I was adviced to sumit my piece for the themed recital anyway, since there was a lot of submission in the 50th recital and I could more easily be missed in there.

So, same piece, same interpretation. Sorry about that.

About the piece, I practiced it as a part of my level 7 exam repertoire. I mainly liked, at first, the technical challenge of this piece (rythm is not my strenght...), but then I've discovered some other aspects that I like, like contrasting mood (some dreamy/melancholic and some more carefree and innocent).
The examiner at the exam thought it was my favorite piece and really like my interpretation. I was surprised, since, of the 5 pieces I had to learn for the exam, this one is probably the 4th in my order or preference.
But I was happy to know I could convey a convincing interpretation anyway.

I'm eager to dive into some more advanced Debussy's pieces. I may not like this one very much, but I like Debussy's in general. As I progress, I'll learn a few others (Golliwog cakewalk next year!).
I'm happy to see a themed recital for this composer and impatient to hear other interpretations!

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744547
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Performer's name:cmb13 - Craig
From:Florida
Experience:4.5 yrs
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:https://youtu.be/Ta_x-KRkDXU
Title of piece:La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin
Composer:Debussy
Duration:03:10
Source of music:Memorized after learning from sheet music
Instrument used:Boston 118PE
Recording method:Quicktime on Mac via Logitech C920, Blue Yeti mic
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I recorded a few takes, and this one was the one I was most pleased with. I hit an extra note toward the end; brief brain glitch.

One thing I noticed when listening to it a few times was that the beauty and singing quality of the higher notes seems lost on this recording. I'm not sure if it is the recording technique or my playing. When I played it again (on piano), I feel it sounds better live. I recorded this on around 5/31, but waited several days before submitting as I was not totally pleased with the sound quality, but in the end, I'm not sure I can do much better so here it is.

My Blue Yeti mic sits on an ottoman about 1.5 feet off the ground, 5 feet behind the piano, sitting centered behind me. I wonder if I should move it to the right (towards the treble side)? Or higher? However, I don't have a way to do that easily unless I stack something on top the ottoman. Any thoughts on this?

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744548
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Performer's name:Sam S
From:Georgia, USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:Restarted about 9 years ago
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Des pas sur la neige (Footprints in the Snow)
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:04:46
Instrument used:1927 Bechstein Model L
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:I have a particular attraction to this piece. Back in 2014 I did a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, south from Maine to Georgia. I started in July, and finished just before Christmas. The first snowstorm was Halloween night, and for the next 7 weeks I trudged through an uncommonly wet, cold, and icy fall. Sometimes it was a light dusting, sometimes thigh-high drifts. Snow also clears the trail of hikers. There was one section of about 100 miles where I saw no one else for a week as I crossed the crest of the Smokies.

So I think I understand what Debussy asks for when he says "This rhythm must have the sound value of a sad and ice filled landscape".

My performance needs a bit more work - at least one wrong note, and I always get confused about which hand plays which note, but this is an honest performance, about the best I can do at this time. Thanks for listening!


Last edited by Sam S; 06/14/18 09:55 PM.
Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744549
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Performer's name:Piano*Dad
From:Williamsburg, VA
Experience:Took lessons back in the dark ages (from 9 to 17). Then many years of periodic silences.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:https://youtu.be/WR30LJAt6Lg
Home page link:https://www.wm.edu/as/economics/faculty-directory/feldman_d.php
Title of piece:La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:02:32
Source of music:Schirmer edition of Preludes
Instrument used:Grotrian 192
Recording method:Canon Rebel EOS
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The preludes are perhaps my favorite group of Debussy works. Most of them are at least approachable by an amateur.


Last edited by BB Player; 06/16/18 07:01 PM. Reason: Fixed video link
Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744550
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Performer's name:dynamibt/Marilyn
From:New Hampshire
Experience:10 unproductive years as a kid. 6 productive years as an adult
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Reverie
Composer:C. Debussy
Duration:05:28
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:1918 Mason & Hamlin BB
Recording method:Zoom H2n and Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Honestly can't remember. I recorded this piece at least a month ago.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744551
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Performer's name:Tim Adrianson
From:Madison, WI
Experience:60+ years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Cloches a Travers les Feuilles
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:04:14
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai 5.5' Baby Grand
Recording method:TASCAM DR40
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is the first piece of Debussy's second set of three Images for solo piano. The set is essentially a tip of the hat to Louis Laloy, a friend of Debussy who published the first biography of Debussy and who was in addition a Sinologist. The title is difficult to translate -- I personally like "The sound of bells, heard amidst the sounds of rustling leaves." The evocation, or "image" is Laloy's hometown of Rohat in eastern France -- the church would provide bells in the early evening, which in late autumn would be accompanied by the rustling of leaves both on the ground and what was left on the trees. The set was written in 1906 - 07.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744552
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Performer's name:Tim Adrianson
From:Madison, WI
Experience:60+ years
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Title of piece:Et la Lune Descend sur le Temple qui Fut
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:04:36
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai 5.5' Baby Grand
Recording method:TASCAM DR40
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Et la Lune Descend sur le Temple qui Fut is the second piece from the second of Images for solo piano. This one is directly dedicated to Laloy, in response to his keen interest in Eastern culture, a passion shared by Debussy. Like the first piece, this is also difficult to translate -- I prefer "And the moon descends upon what was formerly a Temple". And that temple had been Buddhist, complete with bells and perhaps in the worship service.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744553
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Performer's name:Tim Adrianson
From:Madison, WI
Experience:60+ years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:"Les Fees Sont d'Exquises Danseuses"
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:02:50
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai 5.5' Baby Grand
Recording method:TASCAM DR40
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Debussy put the title of this Prelude "Les Fees Sont d'Exquises Danseuses" in quotation marks, because it is itself the title for one of English artist Arthur Rackham's illustrations for J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan". Debussy had purchased the book for his daughter Chouchou, and was moved to write a musical image based on the illustration. It is interesting that there is only one fairy in Rackham's illustration, but poised in a fascinating geometry amidst other elements in the painting.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744554
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Performer's name:dynamobt/Marilyn
From:New Hampshire
Experience:10 unproductive years as a kid. 6 productive years as an adult
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Arabesque I
Composer:C.Debussy
Duration:05:37
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:1918 Mason & Hamlin BB
Recording method:Zoom H2n and Audacidy
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is an older recording of mine that I'm just submitting because entries are low.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744555
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Performer's name:GoldmanT
From:Scotland
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Danseuses de Delph
Composer:Debussy
Duration:02:45
Instrument used:Kawai CN35
Recording method:USB
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is touted as one of the easiest preludes but there is a lot of big chords and jumping around. There are also softness and pedalling challenges, like much of Debussy though I suspect. I enjoyed learning this one, I think it would really play to the resonances of a quality grand piano - again, like much of Debussy though i suspect. smile

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744556
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Performer's name:gingko2
From:Massachusetts
Experience:As a restarter, 3 1/2 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:The Little Shepherd
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:02:31
Source of music:sheet music, Children's Corner, pub. 1908
Instrument used:Kawai CA63 digital
Recording method:digital to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I played this piece for a recital as a teen. Back then I only wanted to play Debussy and Bach. Picked it up again two weeks ago, and tried to apply the good practice habits my teacher tries to get me to do:-)

Well, it's not so accurate and the details need work but it's recital time and it feels great to get an adequate take. (thanks, outo, I had to try it)

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744557
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Performer's name:GoldmanT
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Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Canope
Composer:Debussy
Duration:02:28
Instrument used:Kawai CN35
Recording method:USB
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is quite a fragmented composition but I quite like it for that, trying to pick out the contrasts and turnarounds while still keeping it coherent. I had in my head some archeologist with a flaming torch walking through a series of caves while I was playing it.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744558
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Performer's name:GoldmanT
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Title of piece:Minstrels
Composer:Debussy
Duration:02:41
Instrument used:Kawai CN35
Recording method:USB
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is from a few months ago, if I went back to it now I'd fix a few things and it would be overall a better performance, but I could pretty much say that about anything I've ever recorded as they're always a snapshot in time. smile

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744560
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Performer's name:GoldmanT
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Title of piece:Voiles
Composer:Debussy
Duration:04:11
Instrument used:Kawai CA67
Recording method:USB
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Voiles can mean either veils or sails, and I took the latter interpretation, maybe because of the continued Bb note that 'anchors' the composition, so I have a kind of a 'ship's graveyard' thing in mind when I'm playing it, crewless vessels bobbing up and down in the water.

Voiles is sometimes given as the quintessential example of Debussy's impressionistic style, even though he apparently disliked that term (I get the impression, no pun intended, that Debussy would take a contrary view to a lot of things that people said to him, even if he contradicted himself on different occasions - he certainly seemed to contradict himself with the way he wanted his pieces to be performed and was satisfied with few performers' takes on his work). It uses the whole tone scale almost exclusively, apart from some Eb minor pentatonics in the middle, and he did an awesome job of wringing a lot out of a scale that can be quite directionless and rootless, as the whole tone pattern (T-T-T-T-T-T) is the same whichever note you start from, and I think that's down to the repeating Bb bass note that is present most of the way through. Everything is heard in respect of that Bb and it almost multiplies what Debussy could get out of a six note scale. I particularly like the quiet carillion chords in the last eighth of the piece.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744562
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Performer's name:timmyab
From:UK
Experience:25 years ish
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Title of piece:Clair de Lune
Composer:Debussy
Duration:04:20
Source of music:50 greats for the piano
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP S52
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've been learning this for about six months now and it's only after I've made a recording and compare it with pro recordings that I realize I've taken some liberties with the score in places. Oh well never mind, too late to change it now.

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744563
06/14/18 10:04 PM
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Posts: 2,726
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Sam S  Offline OP

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Performer's name:Palmpirate
From:Kelowna BC Canada
Experience:Returning player of last 10 yrs.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Debussy Bergamasque Suite Prelude
Composer:Debussy
Duration:06:27
Source of music:Sheet music. Henle edition
Instrument used:Yamaha GC1
Recording method:Audio App on iPad
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my first serious attempt at recording other than family fun videos. I had no idea what I was getting into. The ammount of time it takes is a wake up call - performance is so less stressful - and that is bad enough which I only do occasionally for close friends! I accept that my mistakes (of which I am extremely aware) are immortalized and academically am interested in any critique but otherwise am quaking in my boots about how this is received!

Re: Debussy Themed Recital - June 2018 [Re: Sam S] #2744564
06/14/18 10:04 PM
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Sam S Offline OP

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Sam S  Offline OP

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Performer's name:Ael M. (aelmabalod)
From:Philippines
Experience:11 years (I'm 17)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Arabesque no. 1
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:04:44
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Samick upright grand
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This recording was my submission for the 50th Recitals. I intended to submit a new recording but there is almost never a moment of silence in here, as there is a building under construction within our compound, and the piano is still in a temporary open-air house in the meantime (this explains the crickets). Hopefully the crickets are going to be more complementary to the piece than annoying. This is also my first piece with (this much) polyrythym, and although it could still use some work, I'm quite happy about it. :-D

Also: the piano is not really in its best shape. We recently moved, and it is slightly out of tune, and there is a problem with the pedals in my left hand keys.


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