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Debussy and the Piano: Part IV

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In this, the fourth of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal examines the composer’s life through his correspondences with patrons and colleagues.

 

Debussy and the Piano, Part IV - Playlist:

1) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 1/3: “La vent dans la plaine” (The wind on the plain)
Claude Debussy, piano

2) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 1/3: “La vent dans la plaine” (The wind on the plain)
Friedrich Gulda, piano

3) Debussy, Claude: Pour le piano: Prelude
Samson Francois, piano

4) Debussy, Claude: “Images,” Set II: ‘Cloches a travers les feuilles’ (Bells through the leaves)
Ivan Moravec, piano

5) Debussy, Claude: Preludes: Book 1: “Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest” (What the west wind saw)
Alfred Cortot, piano

6) Debussy, Claude: “Arabesque” No. 2 in G
Zoltan Kocsis, piano

7) Debussy, Claude: Sixteen Preludes: Feux d’artifice (Fireworks)
David Bar-Illan, piano

8) Debussy, Claude: Sixteen Preludes: Feux d’artifice (Fireworks)
Krystrian Zimerman, piano

9) Debussy, Claude: Etudes No. 1 “Pour cinq doigts” (For five fingers)
Vladimir Horowitz, piano

10) Debussy, Claude: Etudes No. 1 “Pour cinq doigts” (For five fingers)
Mitusko Uchida, piano

11) Debussy, Claude: Hommage to Haydn
Walter Gieseking, piano

12) Debussy, Claude: L’Isle joyeuse (The Isle of Joy)
Van Cliburn, piano