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Debussy prelude: The Interrupted Serenade.

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  1. hanysz

    hanysz New Member

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes, Steinway D, very new--it arrived in Adelaide in August/September last year.
     
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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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    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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