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Debussy: Preludes / Nelson Freire


Release Date: 02/24/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001259602   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nelson Freire
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : European Union   
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews



Nelson Freire turns to Debussy for a disc of supreme naturalness and affection

Like another great pianist of the day, Emanuel Ax, Nelson Freire in his very different way calls to mind that phrase “the art that conceals art”. There is nothing flashy in his playing. Yet, as with his recent Brahms disc, everything is just right. Here there is beauty as well as darkness and one emerges with the sense of a great composer served entirely and completely.

-- Gramophone [4/2009]


Nelson Freire turns to Debussy for a disc of supreme naturalness and affection

Like another great pianist of the day, Emanuel Ax, Nelson Freire in his very different way calls to mind that phrase “the art that conceals art”. There is nothing flashy in his playing. Yet, as with his recent Brahms disc, everything is just right. Here there is beauty as well as darkness and one emerges with the sense of a great composer served entirely and completely.

-- Gramophone [4/2009]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
2.
D'un cahier d'esquisses by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
3.
Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
4.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 

Featured Sound Samples

Préludes, Book 1: No 8: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Children's Corner: No 1: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

Sound Samples

Préludes - Book 1: 1. Danseuses de Delphes
Préludes - Book 1: 2. Voiles
Préludes - Book 1: 3. Le vent dans la plaine
Préludes - Book 1: 4. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
Préludes - Book 1: 5. Les collines d'Anacapri
Préludes - Book 1: 6. Des pas sur la neige
Préludes - Book 1: 7. Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
Préludes - Book 1: 8. La fille aux cheveux de lin
Préludes - Book 1: 9. La sérénade interrompue
Préludes - Book 1: 10. La cathédrale engloutie
Préludes - Book 1: 11. La danse de Puck
Préludes - Book 1: 12. Minstrels
D'un cahier d'esquisses
Children's Corner: 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Children's Corner: 2. Jimbo's Lullaby
Children's Corner: 3. Serenade for the Doll
Children's Corner: 4. The Snow is dancing
Children's Corner: 5. The little Shepherd
Children's Corner: 6. Golliwogg's Cakewalk
Suite bergamasque: 3. Clair de lune

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