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Claude Debussy
Piano Music Vol. 1
1 CD | 73min | Nr. 93.290
CD 1: » Claude Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Lent et grave
» Claude Debussy: Voiles (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Modéré
» Claude Debussy: Le vent dans la plaine (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Animé
» Claude Debussy: Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Modéré
» Claude Debussy: Les collines d'Anacapri (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Très modéré
» Claude Debussy: Des pas sur la neige (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Triste et lent
» Claude Debussy: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Animé et tumultueux
» Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Très calme et doucement expressif
» Claude Debussy: La sérénade interrompue (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Modérément animé
» Claude Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Profondément calme
» Claude Debussy: La danse de Puck (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Capricieux et léger
» Claude Debussy: Minstrels (from: 12 Préludes (Livre I)) – Modéré
» Claude Debussy: Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon L 150 (1917)
» Claude Debussy: Khamma (Symphonic poem after the novel by Charles Dollfus)
» Claude Debussy: Intermède
» Claude Debussy: Toomai des Eléphantes
» Claude Debussy: Petite valse

This recording offers an exciting mix of known and unknown piano works by Debussy. The featured work is the well-known first Book of "Preludes" together with rarities like "Toomai des Eléphants" (completed by Debussy and Satie expert Robert Orledge)- originally intended by Debussy for the second Book of "Préludes" but later discarded. Also featured is another Debussy discovery, the "Petite Valse," dating from 1915. Even the piano score of "Khamma" is not among the composer’s more frequently recorded works.

This is the first volume of Michael Korstick's recording of the complete piano works of Claude Debussy. Korstick's extraordinary sensitivity and stylistic mastery of 20th century French piano literature have earned him and his recordings of the piano music of Charles Koechlin considerable critical praise. His delicate touch and idiomatic approach to every nuance of these suggestive scores will no doubt bring an exciting dimension to interpreting Debussy in the 21st century.