Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Children’s Corner 1906-1908)

I haven’t had a chance to write this piece up yet, but feel free to start the discussion in the comments!

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3 comments on “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Children’s Corner 1906-1908)

  1. Heike says:

    I’m sure this wiLL be a great blog !! I like Debussy very much. I’m playing les jardins sous la pluie. Do you play the piano ?
    I also have a blog: http://www.sleepingwithghosts.wordpress.com, but it’s in spanish.. Come when you want !!
    Pleasure !!

  2. Chris Neale says:

    I think Dr Grad is one of the more accessible pieces from a playing perspective. Perhaps it’s the rarity of it being in a simpler key rather than a score started with a bemusingly complex key followed by notes smudged with Naturals 🙂

    It was certainly one I picked up much more quickly and found that it was more like a an Etude in the way the notes fall under the fingers.

    Compare it to somthing like Jardins sous la pluie and whilst they may seem similar to glance at there is considerably more depth in Jardins and it is a much more complex piece to master (not that i’ve got any where near yet 🙂

    End of musings….

  3. Anonymous says:

    this was one of my favorite pieces to play growing up. it always brings to mind a child who is practicing piano – different variations of the same idea.

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