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DEBUSSY: Complete Works for Piano Solo, Vol. 1

DEBUSSY: Complete Works for Piano Solo,  Vol. 1

Catalog Number: PSC1250
Label: Simax
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $15.99

Categories: Instrumental Music
Classical Periods: Classical

Composers: Claude Debussy
Performers: Hakon Austbo

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Complete Works for Piano Solo

Hakon Austbo, piano

Volume I in this series was a sensation when launched in 2004, embraced by both critics and audiences. That very special hand Austbø has with the sonorities and structures in Debussy's music makes this CD a stunning venture into the depths beyond the surface.

The fantastic surface in Debussy's music is obviously unique in the piano literature. Often presented as highly perfumed artefacts, under the guise of 'impressionism', we treat the pieces as small and harmless beautiful objects. But listen to what Austbø reveals here!

Track ListingTimeMP3
Images (oubliees)
1I Lent (Melancolique et doux)3:36
2II Dans le mouvment d'une "Sarabande"4:24
3III Quelques aspects de "Nous n'irons plus au bois" parce qu'il fait un temps insuportable3:45
Estampes
4I Pagodes. Moderement anime4:32
5II La soiree dans Grenade. Mouvment de Habanera5:22
6III Jardins sous la pluie. Net et Vif3:51
Three Piano Pieces
7I Masques. Tres vif et fantasque5:04
8II D'un cahier d'esquisses. Tres lent sans rigueur3:57
9III L'isle joyeuse. Quasi una cadenza - Tempo: modere et tres souple6:11
Images, Book I
10Reflets dans l'eau. Andantino molto (Tempo rubato)4:59
11Hommage a Rameau. Lend et grave6:09
12Mouvment. Anime (avec une legrete fantasque mais precise)3:29
Images, Book II
13Cloches a travers les feuilles. Lent4:19
14Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut. Lent5:47
15Poissons d'or. Anime4:17