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Debussy - Reflets dans l'eau

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  1. Chauvineau

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    Hello everyone,
    I would like to share with you this record of Debussy's first image (with the file's name properly written ...). A piece I like so much! (as all the pieces I posted until now, of course ! ;) )
    I hope you will enjoy it!
    The record was made in Japan during a live performance (piano Steinway C).
    Comments welcome!
    Best, Bertrand
     

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    Hello Bertrand,
    I think your performance is wonderful! First of all it captures the essence of Debussy music, its flavour & colours. With all the passion reflected in this piece, it seems to me that, when artist takes some distance from music enabling him to approach it as if looking from outside, the performance becomes even more powerful. One of the tasks, I think is to collect or "compress" harmonic progressions into long sentences at the same time giving each chord its uniqueness ( you did it very well ) So, tension is there, and at the same time peacefulness & serenity.
    Good job! thanks for sharing,

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    Thank you Vladimir for your nice comments!
    Debussy is one of the three composers I love the best (with Scriabine and Leevi Madetoja, a finish composer). This piece, reflets dans l'eau, has been a true Landmark in my progression in the world of music, and in the signification this langage had and has for me, the things and the worlds I can discover in it. "serenity" is for sure a word I like very much in your comment, since this piece really takes us in a world where the only meaning of the life is to blend into the landscape and its natural vibrations. There, one does not benefit the presence of the surrounding matter elements, like trees, water, clouds and light, one IS each of these elements, all in the same time. At least it is the way I feel it!
    Great that you liked it! Best, Bertrand
     
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    Hi,
    the same file, with the relevant pièces of information ...
    Best, Bertrand
     

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