Debussy Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque
Claude Debussy Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque. Solo piano. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich.
|Track ID number:||18814|
|CD-collection containing this track:||Music collection: Classical Piano Favorites, Vol. 2|
|Genres:||Debussy -- Soft: Piano Music, Solo Piano|
|Moods/Emotions:||Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Peaceful / Tranquil / Bliss -- Angelic / Heavenly / Delightful -- Loving / Romantic / Tender -- Classy / Elegant / Exclusive -- Sweet / Pretty / Adorable / Innocent|
|Suggested Production Types:||Documentary / Culture / Art -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- Love Story / Romance -- Period Drama / Melodrama -- Relaxation / Spa / Indulgence -- TV Commercial - Luxury / Style|
|Prominent Instruments:||Piano (Acoustic)|
|Tempo feel:||Very slow -- Slow|
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|Artist:||Debussy, Claude -- Vadim Chaimovich|
|Composer:||Claude Debussy / Arr: Vadim Chaimovich|
|Publisher:||Shockwave-Sound Royalty Free|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918
Claude Debussy is one of the most influential composers of his era. His career began slowly, but became one of great significance by the time of his death.
Debussy had a reputation as an impetuous and passionate child. At age 11 he enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire and quickly invited conflict with his teachers. He rejected the expected compositional forms and rules. This was a foreshadowing of the style his music would have in later years.
While at the Conservatoire he met Nadezhda van Meck, a wealthy patroness, who employed him to teach her children. This experience expanded Debussy’s exposure to nobles, and allowed him to perform regularly. It also introduced him to Russian composers, which were to influence his later compositions.
After a brief stay in Rome, Debussy returned to Paris. He continued teach, critique, and compose, but his work was largely ignored. It was only around 1900 when the public and critics began to appreciate his colourful style and passion amongst a lack of typical structure. He became a prominent figure in French music.
Debussy’s work is known for its unconventional use of scales, and for employing influences from medieval and ancient Greek music. It is also famed for its beauty, passion, and emotional expression amongst this technical innovation.
Playing the piano is Vadim Chaimovich's first and foremost passion and his heart belongs to classical music, from Baroque to Modernism. In the meantime, his performances have been viewed over five million times on YouTube and gained him a large international fan base. Newspaper critics are unanimous in their praise of his interpretations deeming them as "sensitive and expressive", "intelligent and powerful". Meanwhile film and TV placements of Vadim's recordings include such shorts as "Waiting for a Stranger" (2011) and "Killing Time" (2015), a TV Series "#LoveMonkeyChocolateFlowers" (2014 –) and a 2014 drama "Female Pervert" by Jiyoung Lee as well as the Annecy International Animated Film Festival award winning cartoon " Sidewalk Scribble" by Peter Lowey.
Vadim Chaimovich was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and gave his debut performance with an orchestra aged seven. He is a graduate with honors from two conservatoires of music and received prizes at many international piano competitions, including the Schubert Competition in Dortmund (Germany) and the William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland (USA). In 2003, Vadim Chaimovich’s outstanding artistry was distinguished with the Promotion Prize of the Dresden Art and Culture Foundation. He is also the winner of the 2009 10th International Web Concert Hall Competition (USA). As the First Prize winner of the 2009 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (New York) he gave his debut performance in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Vadim has given numerous concerts across Europe, in Japan and the USA, among others at the Vienna Musikverein and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall New York as well as at such renowned international music festivals as the Dresden Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. He collaborated with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra etc. His third live CD "Kontraste" appeared in 2013 and received two prestigious Global Music Awards.