• October 27 at 8:00 pm
  • Spadina Theatre
Concert - Classical concert

Hugues Leclère

Debussy, 12 studies of modernity

Through the modernism and the uniqueness of his language, Debussy has left a deep impression on 20th and 21st century composers. But a little over a century after its composition, his work has gradually become familiar to us, making it very difficult to imagine the aesthetic shock felt by the public when it first heard the Preludes or Etudes.

“In my projects ‘Debussy, poet of modernity’ in 2012 and ‘Debussy, 12 studies of modernity’ in 2018, I sought to restore a part of the feeling of immanence and strangeness that must have gripped the listeners during the creation of these highly unexpected works...”   Hugues Leclère


Estimated time : 1h25 


For "five fingers" from Mr Czerny

"For the middle finger"

Laurent Durupt. 

For the thirds
Mauro Lanza

For the fourths
Franck Bedrossian

For the sixths
Stephen Hough. « Pour les septièmes »

For the octaves
Philippe Schoeller « Eclipses, pour piano »

For "eight fingers"


For chromatic degrees
Sebastian Rivas « Etude de Brouillard »

For ornaments
Francesco Filidei « Berceuse »

For repeated notes
Philippe Leroux « Répéter… Opposer »

For opposing sonorities
Hugues Dufourt « Tombeau de Debussy » 

For composite arpeggios
Frédéric Durieux « Passage »

For chords



Special thanks from the artist to Mr Alain COLLAS

In partnership with


Spadina Theatre
24 spadina road
M5R 2S7 Toronto, ON



General Admission $25
Students and Seniors $20
AFT members $12

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*Please note that
- Door prices include an additional $5 fee
- The member rate is reserved for Alliance Française Toronto members. Your membership card will be requested at the entrance on the day of the event.
- Student rate is reserved for secondary school and university students as well as students registered at the AFT. Your student card will be requested at the entrance on the day of the event.