Show Jeffrey LaDeur some love and check out his solo piano debut at Carnegie Hall - Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:30 PM Weill Recital Hall.
Jeffrey LaDeur makes his solo debut at Carnegie Hall with this recital commemorating the life and works of Claude Debussy on the centenary of his death. Inspired by Couperin and Chopin, Debussy’s Études of 1915 are the summation of the composer’s mature genius in writing for solo piano. The three composers are presented in musical dialogue, tracing the unbroken line of tradition through centuries of French music.
From LaDeur :
Debussy has been part of my consciousness since the beginning, and in fact, I knew that wanted to be a pianist because of his music. My childhood teacher required all of her students to purchase a copy of the Mad About Piano CD which had recently come out, and Alexis Weissenberg's performance of Claire de lune sealed my fate as a musician. Little did I know that his music would accompany me at every stage of my career from the first recital to my Carnegie Hall debut. Not only has Debussy been an integral part of my repertoire, he has become a kind of gateway into other musical worlds. Couperin and Rameau were foreign to me as a pianist, though I had always loved the operas of the latter. In preparing all of Debussy's complete piano music over the past three seasons, I have come to know and love the composers whom he admired too. The Carnegie debut is an incredibly exciting and meaningful moment for me as a pianist and as a human being, and to be a small link in the chain of centuries old tradition is awe inspiring.