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Debussy at the piano

Accounts describing Debussy as a pianist

Use of Pedal

Alfredo Casella:

He used the pedals in a way all his own. He played, in a word, like no other living composer or pianist. [Nichols p. 96]

Léon Vallas:

He made one forget that the piano has hammers [...] and he achieved particularly characteristic effects of timbre by the combined use of both pedals. [Vallas p. 108]