October 18, 2002

Debussy's Clair de Lune (Moon light) from his Suite Bergamasque.

5 minute recording

Under Peter's tutelage, I began to learn how to sustain and project a melody line above a busy left hand accompaniment. Here Debussy demonstrates that he can not only invent beautiful pianistic coloring, but also write an unabashedly lovely melody. The piece builds gradually from a lilting melody to orchestral textures before returning to a transformed version of the original melody.

Recorded on 18 October 2002 in my home.

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