Debussy Blog Series
Dr. Tobin will move forward with his Chopin Blog Series next week, but in the meantime we though we would remind and recap the Debussy Blog Series Dr. Tobin completed this spring-summer-fall. The posts can be viewed by opening the Debussy Presentation page or clicking on the image below.
General Lavine -eccentric-
This week Dr. Tobin explores this humorous Book II Prelude, inspired by the American Clown Ed La Vine and his performance at the Marigny Theatre on the Avenue Champs Elysees!
What inspired Claude Debussy’s Book I Prelude Voiles? The Javanese Gamelan, Degas paintings of Sailboats, veiled dancers at the Folies Bergere? Watch and find out!
“Des pas sur la Neige”
This week Dr. Tobin explores the influence of Pierre Louys in the isolated, melancholic world Debussy creates in “De pas sur la Neige” (Footsteps in the Snow.)
How do I learn a new piece?
This week I introduce the idea of reading and learning piano music. How do we approach a piece of music, how do we read the symbols known as notes? Next Monday, August 10th at 7PM, I am starting a Zoom meeting where we students, teachers, and music aficionados alike can discuss topics relating to playing…