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I enjoyed working on the "Arabesque" so much! I used to think I was not so into Debussy, but getting inside this piece helped me appreciate his music more. I submitted a recording of "Arabesque" (with some hiccups) to the last quarterly recital. I found it very challenging to get a good recording during the lockdown, when everybody was home and making noise smile. The rising thirds are definitely challenging, it's a hit or miss for me. I can't even tell which my favorite part is, I love them all. Thanks for suggesting this piece earlier this year.

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I guess my favorite part is the one I messed up on the recording smile.

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What a great thread! Arabesque is without question, my favourite piece to play. I do have a recording that I made last summer here:

https://soundcloud.com/user-616625087/debussy-arabesque-no-1

The left hand needs a bit of work and dynamics could be improved somewhat so I'm hoping to give it another go at some point. As for my favourite part, well all of it really although would concur with those of you that have mentioned the rising thirds. Simply sublime! One area that I've never really managed to play to my satisfaction is in measures 89-92. I always imagine the melody in these bars as being played by a violin and try to perform it with that in mind but as with the whole piece it's still (and probably will always be) a work in progress.

Will be following the progress of everyone on here with great interest and enthusiasm!

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Psyche23 that was excellent! I hope to get it to that level one day!


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Thanks cmb13! I look forward to hearing your rendition. This thread has made me revisit this wonderful piece. I always associate it with autumn, the polyrhythms in particular make me think of falling leaves.

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Originally Posted by psyche23
Thanks cmb13! I look forward to hearing your rendition. This thread has made me revisit this wonderful piece. I always associate it with autumn, the polyrhythms in particular make me think of falling leaves.

Interestingly, one of the definitions of arabesque is
‘A complex designed if intertwined floral, collate and geometric figures’


"Music, rich, full of feeling, not soulless, is like a crystal on which the sun falls and brings forth from it a whole rainbow" - F. Chopin
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