This project is an attempt to understand Claude Debussy as a pianist. It is based on my master thesis, on which I worked 2003-2004 at The Norwegian Academy of Music. The title was "Debussy at the piano". My purpose was to study Claude Debussy's own piano playing, his unique style as a pianist. This was done in two ways:
Soon I also included a chapter on Debussy's ideas on piano playing, since these would not necessarily be in accordance with how he actually played.
Here are some sections that can be read online:
My original thesis (in Norwegian) can be downloaded here: Debussy ved pianoet.pdf (10 MB)
© by Karstein Djupdal. Created May - November 2005.