Petite Suite by Debussy

This season in early summer reminds me of this piece by Debussy. Petite Suite. It is often played by 4 hands duo of piano. But I prefer the orchestral version. Wood wind instruments sing beautiful songs. 

It is a kind of primitive program music and maybe not satisfactory to those loving his later works in impressionism. But it is still a fantastic and charming piece.

I have played this piece at the university orchestra over 40 years ago. We started practicing it in this season of a year. Crisp breeze was blowing among trees. Sun was gently shining. Whenever I listen to flute solo in the beginning of En Bateau, the fond memory is coming back in my mind.

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