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Debussy Plays Debussy, Ravel Plays Ravel

Debussy / Ravel
Release Date: 03/05/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002063   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice RavelClaude Debussy
Performer:  Maurice RavelClaude Debussy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These unique phonographic documents date back to the 1910s and 1920s, when music recording was at its dawn. Among the first pianists to put their own interpretations on record were composers like Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Debussy, and Ravel. Of these, Debussy & Ravel’s recordings are especially significant since their musical style was built on higher attention to detail and the slightest shades of dynamics and rhythm. The composers’ own interpretations are an unquestionable model of how these pieces should sound, for both listener and professional musician. These unique phonographic documents date back to the 1910s and 1920s, when music recording was at its dawn. Among the first pianists to put their own interpretations on record were composers like Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Debussy, and Ravel. Of these, Debussy & Ravel’s recordings are especially significant since their musical style was built on higher attention to detail and the slightest shades of dynamics and rhythm. The composers’ own interpretations are an unquestionable model of how these pieces should sound, for both listener and professional musician. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maurice Ravel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1905 
2. Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maurice Ravel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 1911 
3. Préludes, Book 1: no 3, Le vent dans la plaine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Date of Recording: 1909 
4. Préludes, Book 1: no 12, Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 1910 
5. Estampes (3) for Piano: no 2, La soirée dans Grenade by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Date of Recording: 1903 
6. La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Date of Recording: 1910 
7. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 1908 

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