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Claudio Arrau Edition - Debussy


Release Date: 09/11/2007 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 432304   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Claudio Arrau. Philips 432 304-2 [Images and Preludes complete, with Estampes; Philips 420 393-2 and 420 394-2]

Arrau’s readings, recorded in 1979, find him in spectacular form. They may not be the last word in spontaneity or electricity, but they possess sincerity and beauty in full measure, along with an appealing tonal richness. Reflets dans l’eau is extraordinary water music, limpid and cooling, while La cathédrale engloutie emerges as a colossal sonic sculpture, full of nobility, sensitivity, sentiment...and heavy breathing that makes the experience of hearing it that much more lifelike. Philips’ sound is brilliant. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.
Claudio Arrau. Philips 432 304-2 [Images and Preludes complete, with Estampes; Philips 420 393-2 and 420 394-2]

Arrau’s readings, recorded in 1979, find him in spectacular form. They may not be the last word in spontaneity or electricity, but they possess sincerity and beauty in full measure, along with an appealing tonal richness. Reflets dans l’eau is extraordinary water music, limpid and cooling, while La cathédrale engloutie emerges as a colossal sonic sculpture, full of nobility, sensitivity, sentiment...and heavy breathing that makes the experience of hearing it that much more lifelike. Philips’ sound is brilliant. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
2.
Préludes, Book 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
3.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
4.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
5.
Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 

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