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Debussy: Complete Piano Music / Gordon Fergus-Thompson


Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94415  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Featuring some of the most original and beautiful music ever written for the piano, this superb 5-CD release is dedicated to Debussy’s complete works for the instrument and is sure to provide hours of enjoyable listening.

The compilation details a few early gems, such as the enchanting Re?verie of 1890, but is particularly fascinating in its exploration of the composer’s later works, which reveal his development in style. From the 1903 Estampes, in which Debussy’s preference for static structures is first recorded, to the Images of 1905–7 – highly innovative in their rhythmic, timbral and harmonic design – the release also features what many consider to be his crowning achievement in the Impressionist style: the notoriously
Read more difficult 12 Etudes.

With some of the Frenchman’s best-known works on display, such as the highly accessible Children’s Corner, this release is a musical feast. Gordon Fergus-Thompson’s interpre- tations are highly expressive, and it comes as no surprise to hear that the first issue of this release won him the prestigious MRA ‘Best Instrumental Recording of the Year’. A fantastic compilation, full of colour and evocative scene painting.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Recorded in 1989.
• The first issue of this recording won the prestigious MRA Instrumental Recording of the Year’ award.
• Includes detailed notes for each work.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
2.
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
3.
Images oubliées: no 1, Lent by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; France 
4.
Images oubliées: no 3, Très vite by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; France 
5.
Suite for Piano "Pour le piano" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
6.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
7.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
8.
Arabesques (2) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
9.
Danse bohémienne by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1880; France 
10.
Ballade slave by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1903; France 
11.
Tarentelle styrienne "Danse" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1890; France 
12.
Valse romantique by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
13.
Mazurka for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1890; France 
14.
Nocturne for Piano in D flat major by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; France 
15.
Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
16.
L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
17.
Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
18.
D'un cahier d'esquisses by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
19.
Morceau de concours by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
20.
Masques by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
21.
Préludes, Book 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
22.
Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
23.
Hommage à Haydn by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
24.
Le petit nègre by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
25.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
26.
Berceuse heroïque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
27.
Elégie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
28.
Page d'album by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
29.
Etudes (12) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 

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