Chris Madden is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Texas Woman’s University, where he teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, and class piano. In addition to performing and teaching, his research interests include historical recordings, andragogy, and motivation. 

Streabbog: A Pleasant Morning, Op. 63, No. 1

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneNancy Faber – Classic Sonatina (1st movement)Cornelius Gurlitt – 24 Easy Melodious Studies, Op. 50, no. 1Any additional pieces in which standard scale fingerings appearGet Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first enco...
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The recorded legacy of Claude Debussy

cm1 Mary Garden in the role of Mélisande (see endnote 1)
In 1904, soprano Mary Garden entered the Paris recording studio of Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd. with her pianist, Claude Debussy. Garden sang three excerpts from Ariettes oubliées, a set of chansons Debussy dedicated to her, as well as an excerpt from Pelléas et Mélisande, an opera for which she premiered the title role. The resulting recording...
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