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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 

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