Debussy: Complete Works for Piano [Collector's Edition]

Debussy: Complete Works for Piano [Collector's Edition]

by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
     
 
Praised for his meticulous fidelity to the composer's intentions, as well as for his rich tonal palette and the warmth of his expressions, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has won many admirers for his five albums of the complete solo piano music of Claude Debussy. These recordings were produced by Chandos between 2007 and 2009, and they have now been gathered into a handsome box

Overview

Praised for his meticulous fidelity to the composer's intentions, as well as for his rich tonal palette and the warmth of his expressions, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has won many admirers for his five albums of the complete solo piano music of Claude Debussy. These recordings were produced by Chandos between 2007 and 2009, and they have now been gathered into a handsome box set; each disc is presented with its own cardboard sleeve and the original liner notes that accompanied each release. The roster of artists who have recorded Debussy's keyboard music is a long and distinguished one, though Bavouzet is easily ranked in the upper echelons, equal in stature among such luminaries as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Krystian Zimerman, Maurizio Pollini, Angela Hewitt, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and Pascal Rogé. Experienced listeners will already have favorite recordings of the Préludes, Images, Estampes, and Études, as well as the perennially popular "Suite bergamasque," "Children's Corner," and other picturesque pieces. However, many will be won over by the consistency of Bavouzet's playing, and newcomers will find that his disciplined yet gorgeous readings are a great way to begin appreciating these charming classics. Chandos provides excellent sound that gives the piano a clear presence yet takes nothing away from Bavouzet's atmospheric colors or the radiant acoustics. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2012
Label:
Chandos
UPC:
0095115174326
catalogNumber:
10743

Tracks

  1. La boîte à joujoux (The Toybox), ballet, L. 128
  2. Jeux, ballet, L. 126
  3. Khamma, ballet, L. 125
  4. Étude retrouvée, for piano
  5. Études (12) for piano in 2 books, L. 136
  6. Images (6), for piano, Sets I & II, L. 110 & L. 111
  7. Elégie, for piano, L. 138
  8. Berceuse héroïque for piano (or orchestra), L. 132
  9. Page d'album (Pièce pour l'oeuvre du "Vêtement du blessé"), for piano, L. 133
  10. Le petit nègre, cakewalk for piano, L. 114
  11. La plus que lente, waltz for piano (or orchestra), L. 121
  12. Morceau de Concours (Pièce), for piano, L. 108
  13. Hommage à Joseph Haydn, for piano, L. 115
  14. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113
  15. Mazurka, for piano, L. 67
  16. Rêverie, for piano, L. 68
  17. Arabesques (2) for piano, L. 66
  18. Danse bohémienne, for piano, L. 9
  19. Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75
  20. Nocturne, for piano, L. 82
  21. D'un cahier d'esquisses, for piano, L. 99
  22. L'isle joyeuse, for piano, L. 106
  23. Masques, for piano, L. 105
  24. Pour le piano, suite for piano, L. 95
  25. Estampes, for piano, L. 100
  26. Images inédites (3), for piano, L. 87
  27. Tarantelle styrienne (Danse), for piano (or orchestra), L. 69
  28. Valse romantique, for piano, L. 71
  29. Ballade (slave), for piano (or piano, 4 hands), L. 70
  30. Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon, album leaf for piano
  31. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117
  32. Préludes (12) for piano, Book II, L. 123

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