jw debussyOF MOTION AND DANCE
Piano Music of Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy
Jerry Wong, piano
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PROGRAM
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862 - 1918)

Des pas sur la neige (Préludes, Book I)
Snow is Dancing (Children's Corner)
La sérénade interrompue (Préludes, Book I)
Serenade of the Doll (Children's Corner)
Danseuses de Delphes (Préludes, Book I)
La danse de Puck (Préludes, Book I)
Berceuse héroïque
Jimbo's Lullaby (Children's Corner)

SUITE BERGAMASQUE
I. Prélude
II. Menuet
III. Clair de lune
IV. Passepied

Valse romantique
La plus que lente
Mazurka
Danse – Tarantelle Styrienne
Minstrels (Préludes, Book I)
Général Lavine – eccentric (Préludes, Book II)

Program Notes:  The piano music of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is significant, varied and timelessly endearing. Writing for the piano allowed the revolutionary composer an opportunity to explore groundbreaking ideas, both harmonically and pianistically. A honing of compositional technique is apparent in these works, alongside a clear fascination with the wide-ranging potential of the piano as an instrument. Examples abound of Debussy’s so-called “impressionistic” style, a term befitted upon his music by art critics, and not the composer himself. The technical element of Debussy’s craft is but one intriguing aspect. More immediate to the listener is the radiance of color, the vividness of each character and the communication of something deeply personal.


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“The celebrated American pianist Jerry Wong doesn’t come out with a new album every year, but when he does it’s one to remember. In Wong’s thoughtful interpretation, we are left with an unexpected sense of happiness and awe at the simple joy of being alive.”
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- American Record Guide

 The celebrated American pianist Jerry Wong doesn’t come out with a new album every year, but when he does it’s one to remember. In Wong’s thoughtful interpretation, we are left with an unexpected sense of happiness and awe at the simple joy of being alive."

- Atlantic Audio Club

 Wong’s performance is driven by an understanding and appreciation for the composition that sounds true, raw, and quite clear. His Clair de lune is so delicate, his fingers seem to be just gliding across the keys. Even in the faster or heavier passages, he is only using the pedal lightly, maintaining that silvery, ethereal sound that makes this piece so obsessively beautiful.”

- Fanfare

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