Debussy: Nocturne

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Debussy: Popular Piano

Debussy: Popular Piano


Debussy:

Suite Bergamasque

Images oubliées: Lent

Images oubliées: Vif

Rêverie

Danse - Tarantelle styrienne

Arabesque No. 1

Arabesque No. 2

Ballade

Valse romantique (L. 71)

Nocturne

Danse bohemienne

Pour le piano


Alto - ALC1221

(CD)

$6.50

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Debussy: Clair de Lune

Debussy: Clair de Lune

Debussy favourites


Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Arabesque No. 1

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Arabesque No. 2

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

La plus que lente

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Petite Suite

Katia & Marielle Labèque (piano)

Trois Nocturnes

Chœur des femmes de l’Orchestre de Montréal & Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

orch. Caplet

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Préludes - Book 2: No. 7, La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Serenade for the Doll

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

The Snow is dancing (from Children's Corner)

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Golliwog's Cakewalk (from Children's Corner)

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Nocturne

Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 - Andantino doucement expressif

Quatuor Ysaÿe

La plus que lente

orch. Debussy

James Earl Barnes (cimbalom)

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Danses sacrée et profane

Vera Badings (harp)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

orch. Stokowski

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

La Mer

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit


Debussy’s most popular and famous piano piece opens this generously-filled 2-CD programme of piano and orchestral works by the great French composer; Clair de lune is also heard in an orchestral version which opens CD 2.

Decca - 4783691

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Debussy - Complete Piano Works Volume 5

Debussy - Complete Piano Works Volume 5


Debussy:

Masques

Nocturne

Élégie, L138

Petite Suite

4 hands

with Ami Rogé (piano)

Marche Écossaise

4 hands

with Ami Rogé (piano)

6 Epigraphes antiques

4 hands

with Ami Rogé (piano)

En blanc et noir

2 pianos

with Ami Rogé (piano)

Lindaraja

2 pianos

with Ami Rogé (piano)


Pascal Rogé (piano)

For the final volume in his Debussy edition for ONYX, Pascal Roge is joined by his wife Ami in a collection of works for piano 4 hands and for 2 pianos.

Since the release of Volume 1 Preludes I & II in 2005, Roge’s recordings of Debussy have been received with critical acclaim. He is the quintessential interpreter for this repertoire.

“The most engaging is the Petite Suite, delivered with a buoyant, rippling touch to bring out its warmth and charm.” The Independent, 2nd September 2011 ***

“Here there is spaciousness, an evocation of colour and character, a seemingly effortless precision in the duo works that put this in the front rank of Debussy.” Classical Music, 24th September 2011 ****

“There is no doubting either Rogé's touch, with some spine-tingling textures in the final 'Scherzando' of En blanc et noir, and evocative eeriness in 'Pour l'Egyptienne' from the Epigraphes antiques.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 **

“The masterpiece here is En blanc et noir...The Roges revel in its many nuances and the glistening sonorities of the textures” Gramophone Magazine, December 2011

Onyx Debussy Piano Works - ONYX4059

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Debussy: Piano Works, Vol. 3

Debussy: Piano Works, Vol. 3


Debussy:

Rêverie

Danse bohemienne

Ballade

Berceuse héroïque

Mazurka

Danse - Tarantelle styrienne

D'un cahier d'esquisses

Pièce pour l'oeuvre du ‘Vêtement du blessé'

Arabesques (2)

Le petit nègre

Valse romantique (L. 71)

Nocturne

Élégie, L138

Pour le piano

Hommage à Haydn

Images oubliées (3) for piano


Jacopo Salvatori (piano)

This album contains a number of short pieces, most of which were written by the author during the first years of his career. Debussy’s way of writing for piano at this early stage is less articulated yet it contains a certain degree of complexity in his inner structures which indicates how the author had already taken his own path. The choice of subject for his pieces as well as the way he presents his ideas also show a stronger connection with the traditional repertoire: the most interesting example here is the suite Images Oubliées, literally a first version of Pour le piano, where he sketched ideas, which will later appear in his most important works, using and combining them in a less brilliant way. As an example, in the first movement one can clearly hear similarities to Jardins sous la pluje and the first piece of Pour le piano. The structure of a three pieces suite with an “animato" first movement, a sarabanda-like slow piece and a fast ending movement appears here for the first time; it will later develop into Estampes and Images. It is interesting to notice that the second movement here is the same piece as in Pour le piano but with some slight harmonic differences. Among these early pieces there are some other short works, written in the style of his latter pieces, which for various reasons did not fit into the two series of Préludes, but which are nevertheless interesting pieces of music.

OnClassical - OC17031B

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Bridges To Beyond

Bridges To Beyond


Debussy:

Nocturne

Images oubliées: Lent

Fauré:

Improvisation in C sharp minor, Op. 84 No. 5

Granados:

Goyescas: Quejas ó La Maja y el Ruiseñor

Mompou:

Prelude No. 9

Prelude No. 6 (left hand)

Variations sur un theme de Chopin

Secreto

Poulenc:

Nocturne No. 8

15 Improvisations, No. 13 in A minor

15 Improvisations, No. 7 in C major

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Satie:

Petite Ouverture à danser

Pièces froides: Danse de travers No. 1

Scriabin:

Prelude, Op. 16 No. 1 in B major

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 11 in B major

Prelude, Op. 22 No. 3 in B minor

Poème in F sharp major, Op. 32 No. 1

Szymanowski:

Prelude, Op. 1 No. 1 in B minor

Prelude, Op. 1 No. 7 in C minor

Toch:

Profiles, Op. 68, No. 3


Antoinette van Zabner (piano)

Antoinette van Zabner, born in Austria and raised in the United States, resents with this album a selection of largely peaceful and calm piano pieces by composers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Gabriel Faure, Alexander Skrjabin, Frederico Mompou and Ernst Toch. The enormous political and social upheavals in Europe around the year 1900 found their repercussions in music with the creation of smaller pieces, comprising elements of improvisation and spontaneous thematic ideas. The works selected here derive mostly from the Slavic and French tradition and go by titles like Prelude, Poeme and Improvisation. An atmospheric setting for a profound relaxation.

Gramola - GRAM99131

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Debussy: Images Book I, Préludes Book 1

Debussy: Images Book I, Préludes Book 1


Debussy:

Images pour piano - Book 1

Préludes - Book 1 (12, complete)

Nocturne


Alessandra Ammara (piano)

This new recording presents the first books of both the Preludes and the Images, works in which Debussy found his mature piano style, full of unheard colours, atmospheres and perfumes, each with a descriptive title, but even without the title pure creations of imagination and craftmanship.

Alessandra Ammara is one of the finest Italian pianists of today. She boasts of an impressive discography. Her affinity with the French impressionist music is confirmed by her extraordinary recording of Ravel’s piano works: “… superfine pianism..uncanny insight…scintillating and witty…magically evocative..fascinating and personally engaging..” [Gramophone].

Born in Florence in 1972, Alessandra Ammara studied with Roberto Caglieri, Maria Tipo, Paul Badura-Skoda, Franco Scala, Boris Petrushansky, Vitaly Margulis, Fou Ts'ong, WIlliam Grant Naborè. Her international career started in 2000, when she was one of the three top prize winners at the Esther Honens competition in Calgary. She also won major prizes in other piano competitions, like the Casagrande, Viotti and Iturbi. Alessandra Ammara performed at Musikverein in Wien, at Festspielhaus in Salzburg, at Philharmonie in Berlin and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Her debut in Washington was enthisiastically reviewed on the Washington Post. Since 1999, she forms a piano duet with her husband Roberto Prosseda. In May 2013, after some years dedicated to the family and her two young children, Alessandra Ammara has come back in the international concert career.

“Ammara has all the technique required for the Préludes; her greatest strength, though, is in the individual characterisation of each…Recommended” International Piano, May 2017 *****

Piano Classics - PCL0110

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$9.75

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Debussy: Early Piano Works

Debussy: Early Piano Works


Debussy:

Nocturne

Suite Bergamasque

Rêverie

Arabesque No. 1

Arabesque No. 2

Ballade

Danse bohemienne

Valse romantique (L. 71)

Images oubliées: Quelques aspects de 'Nous n'irons plus au bois'

Images oubliées: Lent

Sarabande

Mazurka


Hubert Rutkowski (piano)

This recording contains some of the most popular, endearing and affectionate piano works by Claude Debussy, early works, written while still under the influence of Chopin and French romantic symbolism.

Included are the Suite Bergamasque (including the popular Clair de lune), the Ballade, Danse, the early set of Images, 2 Arabesques, Danse bohémienne, Nocturne, Rêverie and others. Played on a gorgeous Érard grand piano of 1880, the period of composition, lending an authentic character to these beautiful performances, presenting the colours and sonorities Debussy had in mind.

Polish pianist Hubert Rutkowski is a prize‐holder of many international and national piano competitions, including the Main Prize of the Chopin Competition in Hannover (2007); distinction "Medalla per Unanimitat" at the 52nd International Maria Canals Piano Competition in Barcelona (2006) amongst many others. He studied at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and later the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg in the class of professor Evgeni Koroliov. Since April 2010 he has served as a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg as one of the youngest professors in this university. Since November 2011, Hubert Rutkowski has been leading also his piano class at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen.

“Rutkowski has a splendid technique and the lighter passages can bring a smile to the lips, as with his delightfully crisp ornaments in the second Arabesque.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2015 ***

“This...is precisely the instrument with which Debussy grew up, and began to imagine his utterly distinctive sound world for the piano. Each register has its own distinctive character, all of them defined by their clarity; there’s no trace of muddiness, and the slenderest pianissimo carries effortlessly.” The Guardian, 3rd September 2015 ***

Piano Classics - PCL0091

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The Boesendorfer Sound

The Boesendorfer Sound


Bennett, R R:

Barcarolle for piano

Chopin:

Nocturne No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55 No. 2

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

Nocturne

Reflets dans l'eau (No. 1 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

Granados:

Goyescas: Quejas ó La Maja y el Ruiseñor

Griffes:

The Fountain of the Acqua Paola

Barcarolle, Op. 6 No. 1

Liszt:

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 11 'Harmonies du soir'

Ravel:

Jeux d'eau

Une barque sur l'océan (Miroirs No. 3)


This collection features especially telling and beautifully recorded examples of the Boesendorfer model 290 Imperial Grand piano’s uniquely pure and resonant sound, as selected from the many recordings that distinguished Delos recording artist Carol Rosenberger has made on her personal instrument since 1979.

Delos Director and stellar pianist Carol Rosenberger’s lifelong love affair with Boesendorfer pianos dates from her student days in Vienna, where they are meticulously made, entirely by hand. Her 1979 search for the perfect piano for her first-ever digital recording for Delos brought her together with a magnificent model 290 Imperial Concert Grand that became “Boesie,” her personal instrument. With it, she has since made many recordings that stand not only as convincing proof of what the New York Times has called her “Ravishing, elegant pianism” – but as arguably the finest and most comprehensive demonstration of the Boesendorfer Imperial’s legendary sonic qualities that any pianist has ever achieved.

Carol’s recordings on “Boesie” are unique, in that a number of them offer repertoire that she chose specifically for its suitability as vehicles to demonstrate the instrument’s unique sound. This collection offers a carefully selected cross-section of said repertoire, featuring lovely examples by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Enrique Granados, Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Richard Rodney Bennett. These sonically spectacular recordings – many of them made by iconic sound engineer John Eargle – went far to establish Delos’ reputation as an audiophile label.

Delos - DE3460

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Debussy: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 4

Debussy: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 4


Debussy:

Images pour piano - Books 1 & 2

Danse - Tarantelle styrienne

Rêverie

Arabesques (2)

Nocturne

Valse romantique (L. 71)

L'isle joyeuse

Ballade


Naxos Classical Archives - 981082

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Piano Nocturnes

Piano Nocturnes


Balsach:

Nocturn

Blancafort:

Nocturn No. 1

Bonet:

Nocturn No. 5

Borodin:

Nocturne from Petite Suite

Britten:

Night Pieces (Notturno) for piano

Chopin:

Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1

Debussy:

Nocturne

Fauré:

Nocturne No. 11 in F sharp minor, Op. 104 No. 1

Field:

Nocturne No. 2 in C minor

Liszt:

Liebestraum, S541 No. 2 (Nocturne in E flat major)

Satie:

Nocturne No. 4

Scriabin:

Nocturne in A major Op. 5 No. 2

Tchaikovsky:

Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4


Sira Hernandez (piano)

A gorgeous disc of wonderfully lyrical nocturnes written for solo piano and performed here by Sira Hernandez. Includes repertoire from John Field, Borodin, Scriabin, Satie, Britten and many more.

La Ma de Guido - LMG2107

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