Debussy and the Piano: Part III

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

In this, the third of five installments of a series that takes a deep dive into Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal presents performances of Debussy’s piano music, and a comparative performance of “The Dance of Puck” with a performance by the composer.

Program details:

Claude Debussy: “Arabesques” No. 1 in E
— Zoltan Kocsis, piano.

Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book 1/5: “Les collines d’Anacapri (The columns of Anacapri)
— Krystian Zimerman, piano.

Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book 1/5: “Les collines d’Anacapri (The columns of Anacapri)
— Francesco Libretta, piano.

Claude Debussy: “Children’s Corner”: ‘Doctor gradus ad parnassum’
— Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano.

Claude Debussy: Preludes: Book 1: “La Fille aux cheveux de lin” (The girl with flaxen hair)
— Oscar Levant, piano.

Claude Debussy: “Suite Bergamasque”: ‘Passepied’
— Leon Fleisher, piano.

Claude Debussy: Images, Set II, Et la lune descen sur le temple”
— Claudio Arrau, piano.

Claude Debussy: Taratelle styrienne (Danse)
— Walter Gieseking, piano.

Claude Debussy: Mazurka
— Walter Gieseking, piano.

Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book 1/11: “La danse de puck” (Puck’s Dance)
— Krystian Zimerman, piano.

Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book 1/11: “La danse de puck” (Puck’s Dance)
— Claude Debussy, piano.

Claude Debussy: Etude No. 12 “Pour les accords” (For chords)
— Maurizio Pollini, piano.

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Comments [2]

avi benayoun from NYC

D. Dubal is a very nice program; Mr Dubal is commendable, inspiring & motivating, very interesting!

It would be nice for the WQXR team to start pronouncing correctly:
Deux-bu-cy and not de-biu-cy as in debutante.
Darius Mi-yo & not Millo or Milo
Camiye St Saens not Ca-mille
I've been for many years bringing this to the programme manager, never got a response.
WQXR reception beyond LIE exit 50 is impossible. I used to get it up to exit 70. Very weak signal
Otherwise we are in business
Thank you

Aug. 21 2013 11:34 AM
Alice Lovely

Thank you for this wonderful series.

Aug. 15 2013 03:46 PM

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