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Debussy: Complete Works For Solo Piano Vol 2 / Paul Crossley


Release Date: 01/21/2008 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 53111   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Crossley's playing of ''Brouillards'' (the first Prelude of Book 2) successfully evokes the disturbing fog of a winter night in which objects appear suddenly and menacingly. I actually think the marking Modere suggests a quicker tempo—Gieseking takes 2'44'' as against Crossley's 3'33'', but there again, the admirably sensitive Gordon Fergus-Thompson takes a minute longer than Crossley!... This Debussy is beautifully textured, with fine control of fingers and pedals; indeed, it is most sympathetically presented and the recording, made at The Maltings, Snape, is satisfyingly atmospheric, with a glowing sound rather than a brilliant one... This applies equally to the Estampes and Children's Corner. In the former work. ''Pagodes'' is a touch Read more deliberate, but has lovely sounds; indeed, Crossley's tonal beauty is consistent...

-- Christopher Headington, Gramophone [9/1993]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Préludes, Book 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
2.
Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
3.
Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
4.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 

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