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Debussy: Clair de lune, Deux Arabesques & Other Works / Kim


Release Date: 07/17/2020 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 7881  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Claude Debussy is considered by today’s critics as one of the artists who mark the turning point between two great periods in the history of music: the romantic heritage of the 19th century and the modernity of the 20th. At the beginning of his career Debussy was defined an impressionist, the musical equivalent of impressionism in figurative arts. This label fell upon him quite obviously, but because of his connections with Mallarmé and Maeterlinck it didn’t’ quite suit him, so much that later on he would rather be defined a symbolist artist. Generally speaking, the symbolist movement is what best describes Debussy’s art. But the composer had created his first masterpiece, the cantata La Damoiselle élue on a text written by Read more Dante Gabriele Rossetti, the most eminent figure of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and his last works had been contemporary, from both the chronological and spiritual point of view, to the beginning of the abstract movement initiated by Mondrian. In Debussy’s piano works we can find the signs of his evolution which allow us to understand the several phases of his poetics, not only as an artist but as a music conveyor, carried in parallel with all the artistic fields from the 19th to the 20th century. The extraordinary bravura of pianist Ilia Kim is the strong point of this release which features works that Debussy composed over several periods of his career, thus providing an accurate and complete insight of the composer’s evolution. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Arabesques (2) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
2.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
3.
Tarentelle styrienne "Danse" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1890; France 
4.
Estampes (3) for Piano: no 2, La soirée dans Grenade by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
5.
L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
6.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
7.
Préludes, Book 2: no 8, Ondine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
8.
Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
9.
Préludes, Book 1: no 7, Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
10.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Book 2: no 7, Pour les degrés chromatiques by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
11.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Book 1: no 5, Pour les octaves by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ilia Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 

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