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Debussy: Préludes, Suite Bergamasque, Etc / Ciani, Vásáry


Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Dg Double Catalog #: 453070   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dino CianiTamás Vásáry
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When the 32-year-old Ciani died in 1974, the world lost one of music’s natural aristocrats. A keen sense of proportion, meticulous attention to clarity of texture and a respectful fidelity to Debussy’s text are all evident here, untainted by the faintest whiff of pedantry. This is admirable playing, lovingly remastered. Vásáry’s Debussy is more sensual – more fanciful perhaps – and, ultimately, more seductive. If Ciani gave us Debussy as Mozart might have played him, Vásáry plays him as Chopin might have. Either way, this is a thoroughly welcome reissue.

Jeremy Siepmann, BBC Music Magazine
When the 32-year-old Ciani died in 1974, the world lost one of music’s natural aristocrats. A keen sense of proportion, meticulous attention to clarity of texture and a respectful fidelity to Debussy’s text are all evident here, untainted by the faintest whiff of pedantry. This is admirable playing, lovingly remastered. Vásáry’s Debussy is more sensual – more fanciful perhaps – and, ultimately, more seductive. If Ciani gave us Debussy as Mozart might have played him, Vásáry plays him as Chopin might have. Either way, this is a thoroughly welcome reissue.

Jeremy Siepmann, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dino Ciani (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
2. Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
3. Tarentelle styrienne "Danse" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1890; France 
4. Arabesques (2) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
5. Préludes, Book 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dino Ciani (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
6. La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
7. L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
8. Masques by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
9. Suite for Piano "Pour le piano" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 

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
Suite bergamasque: 1. Prélude
Suite bergamasque: 2. Menuet
Suite bergamasque, L.75: 3. Clair de lune
Suite bergamasque: 4. Passepied
Danse (Tarantelle styrienne) (L. 69): Allegretto
Deux Arabesques, L.66: No. 1 Andante con moto
Deux Arabesques, L.66: No. 2 Allegretto scherzande
Préludes - Book 2: 1. Brouillards
Préludes - Book 2: 2. Feuilles mortes
Préludes - Book 2: 3. La puerta del vino
Préludes - Book 2: 4. "Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses"
Préludes - Book 2: 5. Bruyčres
Préludes - Book 2: 6. "General Lavine" - eccentric
Préludes - Book 2: 7. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
Préludes - Book 2: 8. Ondine
Préludes - Book 2: 9. Hommage ŕ S. Pickwick, Esq., P.P.M.P.C.
Préludes - Book 2: 10. Canope
Préludes - Book 2: 11. Les tierces alternées
Préludes - Book 2: 12. Feux d'artifice
Pour le piano: 1. Prélude
Pour le piano: 2. Sarabande
Pour le piano: 3. Toccata
La plus que lente (L. 121): Valse
L'Isle joyeuse: Modéré et trčs souple
Masques

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