Debussy and the Piano: Part I

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

In this, the first of five installments on Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal presents a vintage recording of Debussy playing from the Children’s Corner Suite, an explanation of why Debussy wasn’t a fan of Beethoven and an exploration on how France and French culture influenced his aesthetic.

Program details:

Claude Debussy: “Images,” Set 1: ‘Reflets dans l’eau’ (Reflections in the Water)
— Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano.

Claude Debussy: La plus que lente
— Artur Rubinstein, piano.

Claude Debussy: Preludes: Book I: “Minstrels”
— Walter Gieseking, piano.

Claude Debussy: “Pour le piano”: ‘Sarabande’
— Claudio Arrau, piano.

Claude Debussy: Etude No. 6, “for Eight Fingers”
— Mitsuko Uchida, piano.

Claude Debussy: Etude No. 6, “for Eight Fingers”
— Vladimir Horowitz, piano.

Claude Debussy: Preludes: Book I: “Des pas sur la neige” (Steps on the snow)
— Alfred Cortot, piano.

Claude Debussy: Etude No. 9 “Pour les notes repetees” (For repeated notes)
— Maurizio Pollini, piano.

Claude Debussy: “Children’s Corner”: ‘Golliwogg’s Cake-walk’
— Andre Watts, piano.

Claude Debussy: “Children’s Corner”: ‘Golliwogg’s Cake-walk’
— Claude Debussy, piano.

Claude Debussye: “Suite Bergamasque”: ‘Clair de lune’
— Friedrich Gulda, piano.

Claude Debussy: Pour le piano: Toccata
— Samson Francois, piano.

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Comments [1]

Robert from Hudson Valley, NY

What a musical treat. The program on Debussy was wonderful. "Images" played by Michelangeli was stunning (and haunting), just beautiful.

Aug. 01 2013 07:31 AM

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