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Debussy: Images, Preludes Book 2 / Hamelin

Debussy / Hamelin
Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67920   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



In his first Debussy recording for Hyperion, Marc-André Hamelin presents the two books of Images, Debussy’s coloristic masterpiece, a bewitching compendium of "scents, colors, and sounds," plus the second book of Préludes, in a poetic and evocative performance.

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Reviews:

“Hamelin's stature, extraordinary from the start, increases with every new issue. And here in his latest album he subdues his legendary, transcendent technique to convey Debussy's very essence with a surpassing ease and naturalness. Hamelin's glistening sonority is flawlessly captured by the Hyperion team. This is a disc to
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– Gramophone

The hallmarks of Hamelin's style are always in evidence, and the clarity with which the polyphonic aspects of Reflets dans l'eau come through gives a sense of momentum rarely perceived in this piece. Indeed, it is the lack of impressionism in Hamelin's playing which guarantees the effectiveness of Debussy's impressionistic whimsies.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
Date of Recording: 08/25/2012 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 15 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Date of Recording: 08/25/2012 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
Préludes, Book 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 04/22/2011 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 38 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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