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Debussy, Szymanowski / Rafal Blechacz


Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001726102  
Composer:  Claude DebussyKarol Szymanowski
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rafal Blechacz Reveals Debussy’s and Szymanowski’s Musical Connection in this Album of Beauty.

Rafal Blechacz is by talent, proclivity, and nationality the perfect choice to record works by his fellow Pole, Szymanowski.

And therefore to record Debussy, too – whose presence in Szymanowski’s musical DNA looms large.

Arguably the greatest Polish composer since Chopin, Szymanowski was also influenced by Ravel, Scriabin, and Strauss.

For the first time on record Rafal Blechacz plays Szymanowski’s reverie-inducing music – a revelation to those unfamiliar with it.

Debussy’s Impressionist soundscapes (also new to Rafal Blechacz’s discography) – including Pour le piano and
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Piano "Pour le piano" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
2.
L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
3.
Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 8 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; Warsaw, Poland 
5.
Prelude and Fugue for Piano in C sharp minor by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1909; Warsaw, Poland 

Sound Samples

Pour le piano: 1. Prélude
Pour le piano: 2. Sarabande
Pour le piano: 3. Toccata
Estampes: 1. Pagodes
Estampes: 2. Soirée dans Grenade
Estampes: 3. Jardins sous la pluie
L'Isle joyeuse
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor: Prelude Lento, ma non troppo, rubato
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor: Fugue Andante
Sonata in C minor, Op.8: 1. Allegro moderato
Sonata in C minor, Op.8: 2. Adagio
Sonata in C minor, Op.8: 3. Tempo di Minuetto
Sonata in C minor, Op.8 / 4. Finale: Introduzione
Sonata in C minor, Op.8 / 4. Finale: Fuga a tre voci

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