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#588877 - 07/30/01 06:16 PM The best of Debussy
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Claire de lune, Golliwog's Cake-Walk, La Cathedrale Engloutie, Arabesque Mov. 1. Just to name a few, but I would like to know what the favritoes of others are because I know that there are many Debussy pieces that I've never heard/played before and I would just like some opinoins on what are great works of Debussy.
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#588878 - 07/30/01 07:18 PM Re: The best of Debussy
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I too like all the pieces that you have mentioned but I would like to add a few.I am saying the names in english because I can't say or spell them in French!
Reflections in the water, Gardens in the rain, and fireworks.
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#588879 - 07/31/01 07:19 AM Re: The best of Debussy
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L'isle joyeuse!! =]

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#588880 - 07/31/01 02:59 PM Re: The best of Debussy
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Probably not the greatest Debussy, but a couple of pieces I have really enjoyed playing are 'La Serenade Interrompue' (Preludes Bk1 no 9) and 'The Snow is Dancing' from Children's Corner.

I also like the Etudes, but they sound extremely difficult.

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#588881 - 07/31/01 09:44 PM Re: The best of Debussy
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