NSA Conservatory of Music - Artist Series: Gilbert de Greeve holds Piano Masterclass and Concert
Greek drama, Dickens and Shakespeare, French and English national anthems, Spanish and American popular music styles, French mythology, the poetry of Baudelaire, depictions of weather patterns, and an escape to exotic Mediterranean islands. And all this in one evening -- thanks to Belgian pianist Gilbert De Greeve’s riveting performance of Debussy’s Preludes for Piano.
Considered one of the most significant contributions to the repertoire in the twentieth century, Debussy’s twenty-four preludes are simultaneously lessons in musical craftsmanship and the liberal arts.The preludes are programmatic, meaning that each has a narrative, character, event, or location associated with it. De Greeve’s performance, timed to commemorate Debussy’s untimely death a hundred years ago, was a fitting homage to the greatest of modern French composers.
The three-day journey through Debussy’s preludes began on Thursday with De Greeve’s two-hour lecture-recital on Book I, the first twelve in the …
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