9 Mar 2019

DEBUSSY: Études, Book 1

From Music Alive, 8:10 pm on 9 March 2019

“Debussy’s final testament to piano literature" – his biographer, Roger Nicholls.

Introduced and performed by Read Gainsford.

Read Gainsford

Read Gainsford Photo: Read Gainsford

Book 1:

Étude 1 pour les cinq doigts d'après Monsieur Czerny (five fingers, "after Monsieur Czerny")
Étude 2 pour les tierces (thirds)
Étude 3 pour les quartes (fourths)
Étude 4 pour les sixtes (sixths)
Étude 5 pour les octaves
Étude 6 pour les huit doigts (eight fingers)

Recorded by RNZ Concert in Auckland War Memorial Museum Auditorium, 5 October 2018, by Rangi Powick and Tim Dodd.

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