Debussy and the Piano: Part II

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa (color woodblock print)

In this, the second of five installments of a series focused on Debussy and the piano, host 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.

Program details:

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

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

Claude Debussy: Valse Romantique
— Walter Gieseking, piano.

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

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

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

Claude Debussy: “Reverie”
— Walter Gieseking, piano.

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

Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book 2/8: “Ondine”
— Artur Rubinstein, piano.

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

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

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