Debussy: Piano Music, Vol. 4

Debussy: Piano Music, Vol. 4

by Noriko Ogawa
     
 

Listeners not familiar with the three previous volumes in Noriko Ogawa's recordings of the solo piano music of Claude Debussy may be surprised by the young Japanese pianist's staggering virtuosity and consummate musicality. The magic of her playing is in her precisely calibrated attack, her brilliant tone, and her nuanced balances, but Ogawa's virtuosity is impossible… See more details below

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Listeners not familiar with the three previous volumes in Noriko Ogawa's recordings of the solo piano music of Claude Debussy may be surprised by the young Japanese pianist's staggering virtuosity and consummate musicality. The magic of her playing is in her precisely calibrated attack, her brilliant tone, and her nuanced balances, but Ogawa's virtuosity is impossible to overlook. Debussy's etudes are technical studies pitched at the highest level and Ogawa carries them off with a panache that's infectious, and all the more satisfying because Ogawa finds more musical substance in the etudes than most pianists. Generously filled with appropriate late-period works, including Debussy's elusive and exotic "Six Épigraphs Antiques" and "Les soirs illumines par l'ardeur du charbon" (The evenings lit by the glowing coals), the composer's final work written as a gift to the man who supplied his family with coal during the war's cold winters, this disc will be obligatory for anyone who's heard the previous three volumes, and fascinating to anyone interested in the composer. BIS' digital sound is big, clear, and close.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2008
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318590016558
catalogNumber:
1655

Tracks

  1. Études (12) for piano in 2 books, L. 136  - Claude Debussy  - Claude Debussy  - Robert Suff  - Noriko Ogawa
  2. Étude retrouvée, for piano  - Claude Debussy  - Claude Debussy  - Robert Suff  - Noriko Ogawa
  3. Piano Trio, L. 3: Intermède  - Claude Debussy  - Claude Debussy  - Robert Suff  - Noriko Ogawa
  4. Épigraphes antiques (6), for piano, 2 or 4 hands (or orchestra), L. 131  - Claude Debussy  - Claude Debussy  - Robert Suff  - Noriko Ogawa
  5. Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon, album leaf for piano  - Claude Debussy  - Claude Debussy  - Robert Suff  - Noriko Ogawa

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