Feerie – glisses?

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    In “Feerie”, is it standard to finger those fast scale passages, or are they done as glissandi? One of my students is learning it for the AHS competition this summer. If it weren’t for the competition, I would just tell her to gliss those passages.


    Being a competiton… I would go for fingering, if it will not cause technical problems, which will then make it look worse… it might be the right edje over the others maybe, however musicality is a bit more major


    they are fingered-not glissed


    Thank you so much, Esmeralda and Sarah!


    I think they sound much better fingered, but should be as smooth and bouyant as a gliss.


    On the same theme… do you finger or gliss the passage in the Iterlude of Debussy trio sonata… i have seen people doing it differently… personally i finger…it gives me better control of the tempo and better for the flutist and violist entries.


    Those too are fingered. And while we’re on the subject, so are the arpeggios on the last page of the Danses. Fingered arpeggios have a completely different sound from glisses, and Debussy knew very well what he wanted.

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