The next section, beginning at 10:07, presents a shift in color and mood through sustained notes in the bass and a dotted rhythm in the chords. A brief climax begins at 8:52, where the full chords and slow rhythm build in intensity. Don't know much about Ravel or Faure. Notice how Debussy uses both extremes of the keyboard. It's so hard to play all these quiet parts isn't it? But puzzling to the heart, This spring was neither fierce nor gay; This summary autumn fell without a tear; No tinkling music-box can play The slow, deep-grounded masses of the year. This is one of the many pieces Debussy wrote about water; in particular, light reflecting off its surface. Notes scan: score scanned at 600dpi filter: score filtered with 2-point algorithm explained in.
I was just listening to his piano concertos on my way to work lol. Especially Saint-Saens other piano concertos I mean everything except 2 which get a bad rap for no reason - just because against the magnificent 2nd they look slightly lesser, when that's not really the case. It is helpful that many of the scores include an audio clip of the piece being played. Cantor sets are caused by the fact that particles interact. Reflets dans l'eau is also an example of the new tone colors Debussy discovered for the piano in this part of his life, and although he later refined this style, this piece is part of the greater achievements Debussy reached with the instrument. Seeing you play it makes me want to get it back in my fingers You have good control and your technical facility allows you to play with ease. Maybe the loud chords are something splashing into the water and the high sparkly things are the ripples or something.
You may ask me for a manually cleaned version. The last piece, Mouvement, is a toccata-like movement. Only in the middle section is the stream of triplet partially broken, yet hardly detained in pushing onward. Mouvement, a fast closing piece with continuous triplets in either hand. During his life, the Romantic Era was coming to a close. This article needs additional citations for. Composers everywhere explored new ways to create sound and atmosphere in their music.
Open 5ths in the right hand encircle rapid triplets in the left until a bell motif rings out at 14:50, and a cheerful, dance-like theme enters at 15:15 that echoes down the keyboard. It shares the main characteristics of French music of this period. When it's all said and done, we all go back to Beethoven anyway, right? As Tom Stoppard said, Things we know about are influenced by things we know little about, which in turn are influenced by things about which we know nothing at all. His L'isle joyeuse errrm, I think that's how you spell it is wonderful as are any of the preludes and etudes. The ending of this movement is unique.
I provide the original scanned version and the filtered, because the filter does some changes smoothening, sharpening borders and some portions of the scan get lost sometimes when they are too small e. At the same time, its twin atom adopts the opposite charge, even if it is quadrillions of light years away, thus evidencing a force faster than the speed of light. However, his repertoire also covers the masters Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven. I find his works much more well-structured and melodiously inviting, though many people will disagree. Debussy led the way in using music as a means to explore images and color.
I'm like you, I have a Master of Music from a school that you've probably never heard of, certainly no Julliard or Indiana University, that's for sure. That performance was from about a year ago and I've improved a lot since then and right now some pieces I am playing are Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, Shostakovich's First Piano Concerto, Chopin 10-1, 10-4, Brahms Variations on a Theme by Schumann, and Prokofiev's Seventh Sonata. Keep up the good work. In Cloches à travers les feuilles, apart from two forte chords in the middle, the dynamics are set at piano and below. His playing exemplifies the elegance and subtlety said to distinguish French pianism, in his interpretation of the works of compatriot composers Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Satie, and Poulenc, among others. The fact that twins often have simultaneous thoughts would then seem to arise from their shared atoms at birth.
What edition did you use? Some chords re-distributed between the hands, some limiting of octave leaps, fewer ties and more clarity as to when each musical event begins, and less concern with how long a chord lasts. There are so many notes! Background 1862-1918 was — and still is — known for his innovative music. The repetition and growing complexity of the chordal melody from the beginning has inevitably been compared to dropping stones into the surface of water and watching the patterns of ripples interweave. I guess your right about him being underrated. I left out a lot of stuff esepecially about Saint-Saens and Faure, two very underrated composers but that should get you started. Debussy, I think, sounds so wonderful when you hear shapes and swirls of sound that evoke these sensuous images no pun intended.
Impressions of light reflecting off of water are extremely prevalent through the use of rapid arpeggios and shimmering waves of sound. I have recommended to my advanced students that they also join Piano Street since getting sheet music from there is a much less expensive alternative to ordering and paying for the music. The mood changes at 16:01 with a shift in harmony before a dramatic build-up that returns to the opening theme at 17:25. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. What else did you play? The first chord belongs, in the Western tradition, as part of a sixteenth-century cadence, achieved through part-writing: Debussy gives it a quite new feeling by treating it as a non-cadential chord with no sense of part-writing whatever, just as a sound in itself. The same drips which ask the questions answer them. The piece creates an image of water being not quite still, then becoming rapid, then decreasing in motion again.