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Debussy and the Piano: Part V

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For the final installment of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal takes a deep dive into the personal life of the composer during the period spent composing his greatest works.


Debussy and the Piano -- Playlist V

1) Debussy, Claude: “Images,” Set II: ‘Poissons d’or’ (Goldfish)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

2) Debussy, Claude: Suite Bergamasque: Menuet
Leon Fleisher, piano

3) Debussy, Claude: Masques (Masks)
Walter Gieseking, piano

4) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 2/10 Canope
Michel Béroff, piano

5) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 2/11 Les tierces alternées (Alternating Thirds)
Walter Gieseking, piano

6) Debussy, Claude: Estampes: Pagodes
Alexis Weissenberg, piano

7) Debussy, Claude: Preludes, Book 1/9 La Serenade interrompue (“The interrupted serenade”)
Alfred Cortot, piano

8) Debussy, Claude: “Pour les Arpeges composes” (“For linked arpeggios”)
Emil Gilels, piano

9) Debussy, Claude: “Pour les Arpeges composes” (“For linked arpeggios”)
Vladimir Horowitz, piano

10) Debussy, Claude: “Berceuse heroique”
Michel Béroff, piano

11) Debussy, Claude: “Estampes”: ‘Jardins sous la pluie’ (Gardens in the Rain)
Pascal Rogé, piano

12) Debussy, Claude: “Children’s Corner Suite”: ‘The Little Shepherd’
Claude Debussy, piano