Category Archives: The French Connection – An A-Z of Debussy’s music

The French Connection – revisited. Favourite piano pieces by Debussy…

In 2012 I wrote a series of posts covering an A-Z of Debussy’s music on this blog, and, since he is one of this year’s featured composers in the current series – The Lunch That Never Happened – it seems … Continue reading

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Z is for Zephyr – Debussy’s Zephyr

Dear Reader, Many thanks for your company on my journey through this 2012 Debussy A-Z as it draws to a close; it’s been lovely to have your comments and tweets. If you are in private or have some headphones, push … Continue reading

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Y is for Yver – Debussy’s Yver, vous n’estes qu’un vilain

If performances on YouTube are anything to go by, then from Madison in the USA to Manilla via Singapore, in Indonesia and New Zealand, in Armenia, Mexico, and countless other locations – including Blackmore in Essex, UK, where I heard … Continue reading

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X is for siXtes – Debussy’s Etude pour les Sixtes

The raison d’être for writing these blogposts in 2012 has been The French Connection – Debussy, who met Liszt in Rome, and who studied with a pupil of Chopin. And we see the closest intersection between Chopin and Debussy in Debussy’s two books … Continue reading

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W is for West Wind – Debussy’s ‘What the West Wind has Seen’

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V is for Voiles – Debussy’s Voiles

Type ‘voiles – image’ into a search engine, and page after page of see-through curtains and sails appears, with the occasional bridal veil thrown in. The word is ambiguous in Debussy’s prelude of the same name, but the idea of … Continue reading

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U is for Usher – Debussy’s The Fall of the House of Usher

‘DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and … Continue reading

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