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 Post subject: Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:54 am 
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Here is Debussy's "The Interrupted Serenade", an instance of the proverb French composers write the best Spanish piano music ;-) I'm surprised there isn't already a version of this on the site. I'm aware that some of the repeated notes aren't as clear as I would wish for. (It's from a recording of a concert; I don't have the opportunity to do a second take on such a good piano in the near future.) Any other feedback will be gratefully received. Enjoy!

Debussy - Prelude book 1 no. 9 "La sérénade Interrompue"

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 Post subject: Re: Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:37 pm 
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I am surprised we did not already have this prelude too. Oh well...we do now. :) This is up, Alexander. Sounded very nice to me - I love Spanish piano music :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Alexander, this was beautifully interpreted and executed. I love the character that Debussy and you made with it. (What a fabulous French day it is today!) I was very aware of the truth about the French writing the best "Spanish" music, but never knew it was a "proverb."

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 Post subject: Re: Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:06 pm 
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I'm aware that some of the repeated notes aren't as clear as I would wish for.

But it' just on a trivial degree. I enjoyed this performance very much! You caught the right mood of this piece. Bravo!

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 Post subject: Re: Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:08 pm 
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Beautiful ! Congratulations, Alexander, and thank you for this exquisite moment... Debussy fits very well to your style, apparently. Indeed, the piano looks beautiful too. Steinway D ? Regards,

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 Post subject: Re: Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:58 pm 
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Yes, Steinway D, very new--it arrived in Adelaide in August/September last year.

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 Post subject: Re: Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:57 am 
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Hi Alexandre,

Bravo! I loved listening to the Serenade, one of Debussy's finest preludes in my opinion. Your playing is artistic in every way. Superb!

David

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 Post subject: Re: Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:05 am 
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A wonderful recording ! I can understand you're not optimally satisfied with the repeated notes, they are just a tad sluggish. I've always found this piece very hard to bring off, repeated notes not being my forte. You certainly caught the Spanish spirit.

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