Debussy: Danse bohemienne

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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


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Debussy: Piano Music Volume 4

Debussy: Piano Music Volume 4


Debussy:

Suite Bergamasque

Estampes (3) (Complete)

Pour le piano

Arabesque No. 1

Rêverie

Danse bohemienne

Mazurka

Valse romantique (L. 71)

Children's Corner

Arabesque No. 2


For his fourth CD, Michael Korstick has judiciously focused on Debussy’s journey to maturity, from his earliest group of piano pieces around 1890 to the birth of what has become known as musical 'impressionism' in the Estampes of 1903.

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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.

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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 ***

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Debussy: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 3

Debussy: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 3


Debussy:

Suite Bergamasque

Pour le piano

Estampes (3) (Complete)

Children's Corner

Le petit nègre

Masques

Danse bohemienne


Naxos Classical Archives - 981081

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Clair de Lune - Piano Music by Debussy

Clair de Lune - Piano Music by Debussy


Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Arabesque No. 1

Arabesque No. 2

Rêverie

Valse romantique (L. 71)

Danse bohemienne

Pour le piano

Images pour piano - Book 1

Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fût (No. 2 from Images pour piano - Book 2)

Poissons d'or (No. 3 from Images pour piano - Book 2)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 1, Danseuses de Delphes

Préludes - Book 1: No. 6, Des pas sur le neige

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


Nikolai Tokarev (piano), Philippe Entremont (piano), Paul Crossley (piano), Robert Casadesus (piano)

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Hommage à Debussy: Works for Piano Vol. 2

Hommage à Debussy: Works for Piano Vol. 2


Debussy:

Arabesque No. 1

Arabesque No. 2

Ballade slave

Danse - Tarantelle styrienne

Danse bohemienne

Nocturne

Préludes - Book 1 (12, complete)


Amir Tebenikhin (piano)

Appropriately, the young Russian pianist Amir Tebenikhin performs works by Debussy which include Ballade which was very much influenced by Tchaikovsky. Danse bohémienne and the Arabesques also have Eastern influences. This is the second CD in the Blüthner-Debussy collection.

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Debussy: Piano Music Volume 5

Debussy: Piano Music Volume 5


Debussy:

Arabesque No. 1

Arabesque No. 2

Danse - Tarantelle styrienne

Ballade slave

Valse romantique (L. 71)

Rêverie

Suite Bergamasque

Mazurka

Nocturne

Danse bohemienne

Pour le piano


Noriko Ogawa (piano)

Pianist Noriko Ogawa has won critical acclaim for earlier volumes of this Debussy piano music cycle, with her interpretations of the composer’s sets of Images and of Études singled out as belonging to the finest in the discography.

On this the fifth and final disc, Noriko Ogawa again offers us scintillating performances of works both well-known and less often heard.

The two Arabesques were among Debussy’s most popular works already during his lifetime, with hundreds of thousand of copies sold before his death. Another ‘hit’ was Rêverie, which Debussy himself wanted to suppress, but which at one stage even ended up as No. 1 on the US Billboard chart in a swing arrangement.

Less familiar are some of the youthful works, for instance Danse bohémienne, Debussy’s first piano piece composed at the age of 18. But the two main works on the disc are indisputably the suites Pour le Piano and Suite Bergamasque, which Debussy completed in his maturity.

“Ogawa is an exceptionally fine advocate for this music; as with volume one, the piano sound is gorgeous. Her playing is never less than sensitive and beautiful...Ogawa's sense of colour combines with clarity of line and a genial charm that brings alive not only the better known works...but also less characteristic pieces such as the Danse bohemienne...another very enjoyable contribution to a strong cycle.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 ****

“Ogawa is thoroughly capable of rising to the occasion: notice the verve and point she brings to the opening Preludes of the Suite Bergamasuqe and Pour le piano suites. BIS's mellow resonance falls as easily on the ear as Ogawa's agreeable yet inconsistently inspired pianism” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2011

“The present volume evinces all of the pianistic virtues that Ogawa has previously shown: crisp fingerwork; clear articulation even in pedalled textures; fluidity and flexibility within a steady rhythm and pulse; lovely touch and tone; ample power wherever needed.” International Record Review, September 2011

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Debussy: Complete Solo Piano Music

Debussy: Complete Solo Piano Music


Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1 (12, complete)

Images pour piano - Book 1

Danse bohemienne

Arabesques (2)

Valse romantique (L. 71)

Danse - Tarantelle styrienne

Préludes - Book 2 (12, complete)

Images pour piano - Book 2

Ballade

Mazurka

Nocturne

Rêverie

Études pour piano (12) (complete)

Children's Corner

La plus que lente

Hommage à Haydn

Le petit nègre

Morceau de concours

Pièce pour l'oeuvre du ‘Vêtement du blessé'

Suite Bergamasque

Pour le piano

Estampes (3) (Complete)

Images oubliées (3) for piano

Masques

D'un cahier d'esquisses

L'isle joyeuse

Berceuse héroïque

Élégie, L138

Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon


Larissa Dedova (piano)

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Debussy - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 3

Debussy - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 3


Debussy:

Children's Corner

Suite Bergamasque

Danse bohemienne

Nocturne

La plus que lente

Mazurka

Rêverie

Arabesque No. 1

Arabesque No. 2

Morceau de concours

Le petit nègre

Hommage à Haydn

Berceuse héroïque

Page d'album

Élégie, L138


Jean-Efflam Bavouzet here offers the third volume in his series devoted to the complete works for piano by Debussy. The music now moves to a more playful strand in Debussy’s compositional career, with generally shorter pieces of the salon genre, including the two famous collections Children’s Corner and Suite bergamasque.

In addition to these well-known works are several that are more rarely heard. Two such are La plus que lente, which seems to look ahead to the Études of 1915, and Élégie. Roger Nichols describes the former as ‘one of his most delightful pieces… the harmonic turns are particularly sophisticated and enchanting’. The Élégie was written in 1915 following the composer’s move to the coast. The outbreak of the First World War had initially depressed Debussy into a state of creative sterility but the move was to prove most productive. The Élégie was written for a charity and, dedicated to Queen Alexandra, honours the role of women in wartime. It is now rarely performed but Roger Nichols writes, ‘it is one of the composer’s most extraordinary works… and we are left wondering what on earth Debussy would have written in the 1920s and beyond’.

Bavouzet’s previous two volumes have been very well received both critically and commercially. In a recent review of volume two the LA Times wrote, ‘In what may turn out to be the greatest complete recorded survey of the composer’s piano music yet, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet… plays with such bracing clarity that hearing the early Romantic pieces, one feels like jumping into an icy pond after an hour in the sauna’. Of the same volume International Record Review has noted, ‘I had the highest praise for Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s first volume of Debussy, and the present disc is fully the equal of that one in terms of colour, refinement of touch, spontaneity and technical finish… Bavouzet has written that his Debussy playing has been influenced by that of Gieseking, Michelangeli and Richter. You may hear something of each of these pianists in his playing but more than that you will hear his own distinctive and special voice’.

This series is a deeply personal project for Bavouzet who has been involved in all aspects of the recording process.

“This third volume confirms Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's winning affinity for Debussy's music. Such familiar pieces as the Suite bergamasque, Deux Arabesques or Children's Corner come across with their colours luminous, their ideas voiced fluently and the moods atmospherically fixed.” The Telegraph, 31st May 2008

“Fiercely energised yet superfine, his performances are not for those with comfortable drawing-room notions of Debussy.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2008

“…this delightful disc places Debussy's two most modest cycles (Children's Corner and Suite bergamasque) within a broadly chronological sequence of pieces spanning the composer's career.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2008 *****

“Volume 3 of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's superb Debussy cycle links mostly early miniatures with the Suite bergamasque and Children's Corner.
Once more he turns conventional notions of 'impressionism' topsy-turvy, cleansing Debussy of years of dust and accretion and recreating him in every bar in a sparkling and pristine light.
Fiercely energised yet superfine, his performances are not for those with comfortable drawing- room notions of Debussy, and rarely in my experience has a pianist so faultlessly or precisely achieved his aims.
All sentimentality is erased from the Nocturne's enchanting evanescence and just when he momentarily has you wishing that his formidable directness would melt into something more heart-easing, he makes you gasp at his flawless balance of sense and sensibility. He makes something audaciously epic out of Hommage à Haydn and the startling hesitancy in the opening of 'The Snow is Dancing' is convincing rather than idiosyncratic.
His recital ends on a desolating note with the Berceuse héroïque's phantom battle-cries and bugle-calls memorably evoked. The superbly recorded disc includes his own remarkable essay.
This could well be the finest and most challenging of all Debussy piano cycles.
A greater study in contrast in 'composer and interpreter' would be hard to imagine then between Bavouzet and Pascal Rogéacute;. Where Bavouzet breaks out into blazing Mediterranean sunlight, Rogéacute; (radically enriching his earlier Decca Debussy discs) is happy to withdraw into shadow-land. Time and again his playing suggests emotion recollected in tranquillity rather than turmoil; and in, say, 'Hommage à Rameau' or the Sarabande from Pour le piano he discovers the mysterious, still centre of Debussy's art.
'Poissons d'or' is a marvellous distillation of indolence and flashing disruption, and 'Mouvement' is a perky and vivacious rejoinder to all former introspection. And so too is the Toccata, played with unerring ease and grace, and with many ear-catching details.
To summarise, the ever-elusive truth lies somewhere between Rogéacute; the dreamer, Bavouzet the sinewy but always musical athlete, Thibaudet, the teasing wit and sophisticate and, of course, the legendary Gieseking. You pays your money and you takes your choice…”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Debussy playing does not come any better than this” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2009

Instrumental Award Winner

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