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.
“Although doubts are immediately raised by the cover picture of a Debussy remarkably unlike himself, this disc seems to offerRead more a strong dose of authenticity...They both incline, as composers on record often do, to the brisk and businesslike. Hardly definitive — if fascinating, exhilarating — performances, they sometimes amaze by their sheer congestion.” – The Sunday Times Read less
Works on This Recording
Sonatine for Pianoby Maurice Ravel Performer:
Maurice Ravel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1903-1905; France Date of Recording: 1905
La plus que lenteby Claude Debussy Performer:
Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1910; France Date of Recording: 1910
Children's Cornerby Claude Debussy Performer:
Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1906-1908; France Date of Recording: 1908
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Historic performances revealedJune 22, 2014By Dale Alan Zurbrick (Brooklyn, NY)See All My Reviews"The delight of receiving this collection of "performances" by these two composers from the turn of and early twentieth century, I was appalled to see the art work on the "cover". The Ravel photo is well known. The Zdebussy Photo is NOT Debussy. What a bust!"Report Abuse
Enchanting music out of the past.June 20, 2014By Alan Beadle (Bowie, MD)See All My Reviews"I had no idea that sound this clear and lifelike could come out of a past so distant. I was waiting for those famous composers/performers to appear on stage, breathing and ready to play an encore. This disc is very valuable to have for its musical quality and authenticity."Report Abuse
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