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Debussy plays Debussy | Clair de Lune (1913)

As some of you may know l am learning the piano. The student who's lesson is before mine is 10 years old, and, l was told this week that this sweet little girl started piano lessons at age 4. I'm quite a bit older than that. I wish l had started earlier but it's never too late and l love my lessons. This is the piece l want to be able to play. Debussy was a wonderful composer and Clair de Lune is such  beautiful, almost ethereal music. This rendition is by Debussy himself. What a treat.

Jewels by George Balanchine


What a treat for the senses. A 3 act ballet with 3 different composers and 3 different schools of ballet .

Jewels is a creation of ballet by George Balanchine who got his inspiration from the jewellery stores in New York.

The first act is a French romance. Beautiful green costuming, beautiful ballet all set to the music of Gabriel Faure. The performers seemed to float across the stage in a dreamlike state.

The second act saw the dancers in bright red costumes. This is the jazz age in New York. A different style of dancing set to the music of Igor Stravinsky. There is vigour in the movements and an energy to the dancing.

The third act saw the dancers in traditional tutus and a hum of approval arose from the near sell out crowd as the curtain rose and we saw the Corps de Ballet standing on stage. Beautiful dancing set to the wonderful music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 

What a treat and, next The Tokyo Ballet dancing Giselle.

I love ballet


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