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The Unknown Debussy: Rare Piano Music / Horvath


Release Date: 03/13/2020 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 822  
Composer:  Claude DebussyDebussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert Orledge’s research into Debussy’s sketches and incomplete drafts has resulted in the unearthing and reconstruction of numerous lost masterpieces, the piano versions of which are given their première recordings here. Unknown versions of famous pieces such as La Fille aux cheveux de lin and an unused movement from Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien appear alongside the ecstatic Prélude de l’Histoire de Tristan. This uniquely valuable programme also includes the life-affirming suite for No-ja-li (Le Palais du Silence) with narration. NICOLAS HORVATH began his music studies at Monaco’s Académie de Musique et de Théâtre Prince Rainier III and soon began to make an impression on a number of artists who Read more would become his mentors. Aged 16 he caught the attention of the American conductor Lawrence Foster before coming to the notice of several distinguished international pianists, including Liszt specialist Leslie Howard. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including First Prize at both the Scriabin and the Luigi Nono International Competitions. He has become noted for hosting concerts of unusual length, sometimes lasting over twelve hours, such as the overnight performance of the complete piano music of Erik Satie at the Paris Philharmonie before a cumulative audience of 14,000 people. In 2019 he performed alongside Philip Glass at the same venue in a programme devoted to the American composer’s piano music. Nicolas is a Steinway Artist. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'enfant prodigue: Prélude by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884/1908; France 
2.
Rodrigue et Chimène: Prelude by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
3.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
4.
Prélude à l'histoire de Tristan by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
5.
Préludes, Book 2: no 5, Bruyères by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
6.
Toomai des éléphants by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
7.
Petite valse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
8.
Masques by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
9.
Le Martyre de saint Sébastien: Le Concile des faux dieux by Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
10.
Le palais du silence "No-Ja-Li" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
11.
Le roi Lear by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
12.
Un jour affreux avec le Diable dans le Beffroi by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
13.
La chute de la maison Usher by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 

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