Debussy and the Piano: Part II

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Krystian Zimerman Krystian Zimerman ((c) Kasskara and DG)

In this, the second of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal explores Debussy’s piano music that deals with pictures of the natural world, and also reveals how Debussy was a man of difficult ways.

Debussy and the Piano, Part II - Playlist

1) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 2/4: “Les fees sont d’exquises danseuses”
Michel Béroff, piano

2) Debussy, Claude: Etudes, Book 2, Pour les degrees Chromatiques
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

3) Debussy, Claude: Valse Romantique
Walter Gieseking, piano

4) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 2/3: “La Puerta del vino”
Jacques Rouvier, piano

5) Debussy, Claude: Preludes: Book 1: “La cathedrale engloutie” (The sunken cathedral)
Robert Casadesus, piano

6) Debussy, Claude: Preludes: Book 1/1: “Danseuses de delphes” (Delphic Dancers)
Krystian Zimerman, piano

7) Debussy, Claude: “Reverie”
Walter Gieseking, piano

8) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 2/8: “Ondine”
Pascal Rogé, piano

9) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 2/8: “Ondine”
Artur Rubinstein, piano

10) Debussy, Claude: “Estampes”: La soiree dans Grenade’ (Evening in Granada)
Alexis Weissenberg, piano

11) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 2/2: “Feuilles mortes” (Dead leaves)
Paul Jacobs, piano

12) Debussy, Claude: “Children’s Corner”: ‘Serenade for the doll’
Vladimir Horowitz, piano


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Comments [7]

Hans Pienaar

When I try to listen to Part II, I find Part I superimposed. It's quite intriguing to hear two pieces by Debussy at the same time, but I'm sure that wasn't the intention.

Dec. 18 2012 04:55 AM

We must have more Dubal! His programs are absolutely necessary for the serious listener.

Dec. 03 2012 07:43 PM
peter from Long Island

More David Dubal--and not just on webcasts!

Sep. 05 2012 06:44 AM
Kris Haight

Thank you Mr. Dubal - for introducing us to a large variety of wonderful pianists.

Aug. 28 2012 01:40 AM
Andrew Raynor

What a wonderful series... I learned so much about Debussey. Please bring more programs from David Dubal!

Aug. 27 2012 07:33 AM
Bob Tonucci from Odenton, MD

For Dubal fans, there are 150 of his "A Musical Offering" programs from 1976 at the below link:

Aug. 26 2012 04:26 PM
Edward Parsons

What a joy to hear David Dubal's voice discussing these fantastic performances. I had the extreme pleasure of taking a class with the Maestro while a student at Juilliard. Hearing his voice brings me right back into that class. Thanks David Dubal!!!

Aug. 23 2012 03:00 PM

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