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Introduction on Debussy Preludes

Catherine Kautsky

Introduction on Debussy Preludes

Performing and teaching the Debussy Preludes. Catherine will focus on 6 selections of Preludes from both Book I and II. A Gateway to Imaginative Listening and Artistry. The Debussy Preludes provide a rich variety of teaching material for the early advanced student and advanced student, The 24 pieces are short, comfortable for smaller hands and pose few enormous technical demands, so students can concentrate on subtleties of pedaling, coloration, and rubato, all the while enhancing their listening skills and control of
the keyboard. You’ll learn about the stories that accompany the pieces and how those can fire the imagination of students (and teachers!) who love art, dance, literature, and history. These pieces are truly multi-faceted and teaching them is endlessly fascinating! In this introduction, Cathrine gives you an overall picture of Debussy's Preludes. including details on his cultural background, musical development and creative thinking process.