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Debussy 1: Estampes, Images 1 & 2, Etc / Aldo Ciccolini


Release Date: 12/10/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 54447   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Ciccolini's Debussy provides ample food for thought. His hard-nosed sonority is pungent rather than perfumed, which doesn't quite jibe with the composer's "hammerless piano" ideal... But more often than not, Ciccolini's forceful, masculine approach to...Images, Estampes...and sundry short works provides a refreshing corrective to spineless, watery pianism that passes for "impressionism"...

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing EMI 73813]
...Ciccolini's Debussy provides ample food for thought. His hard-nosed sonority is pungent rather than perfumed, which doesn't quite jibe with the composer's "hammerless piano" ideal... But more often than not, Ciccolini's forceful, masculine approach to...Images, Estampes...and sundry short works provides a refreshing corrective to spineless, watery pianism that passes for "impressionism"...

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing EMI 73813]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
2.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
3.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
4.
Images oubliées by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; France 
5.
Ballade slave by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1903; France 
6.
Valse romantique by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
7.
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 

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