Debussy and the Piano: Part IV

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In this, the fourth of five installments of a series on Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal examines the composer’s life through his correspondences with patrons and colleagues.

Program details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Claude Debussy: Hommage to Haydn
— Walter Gieseking, piano.

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