I couldn’t let this day pass without a reference to one of the most popular composers of all time. I love Debussy’s music especially his wonderful piano works. So here is a little piece to celebrate his birthday on this day in 1862 (he died in 1918). It’s from the first book of Préludes and called Girl with the Flaxen Hair (La fille aux cheveux de lin). I recorded this piece at the Wigmore Hall, London in 2002 and it is taken from my Liebesträume disc. You can purchase Liebesträume from here and you can find out about Debussy here. Do hope you like it……
For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.
You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.