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Debussy: 12 Etudes; Berg: Sonate Op 1 / Maurizio Pollini


Release Date: 02/15/1994 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 423678   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyAlban Berg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pollini devotes four-fifths of this disc to the twelve etudes of Claude Debussy, and impressively done they are. The remaining piece, which predates the Debussy by a few years, is Alban Berg’s powerfully compressed one-movement Piano Sonata, Op. 1 – which already shows the 23-year-old composer’s ability to reconcile the demands of form with the inherently volatile tendencies of an expressionistic musical idiom. Pollini’s lean, rhythmically precise reading and hard, bright tone give the piece a remarkable intensity. The 1992 recording is direct and analytic, like the performance. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Pollini devotes four-fifths of this disc to the twelve etudes of Claude Debussy, and impressively done they are. The remaining piece, which predates the Debussy by a few years, is Alban Berg’s powerfully compressed one-movement Piano Sonata, Op. 1 – which already shows the 23-year-old composer’s ability to reconcile the demands of form with the inherently volatile tendencies of an expressionistic musical idiom. Pollini’s lean, rhythmically precise reading and hard, bright tone give the piece a remarkable intensity. The 1992 recording is direct and analytic, like the performance. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes (12) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1992 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, Italy 
2.
Sonata for Piano, Op. 1 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1907-08; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1992 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 42 Secs. 

Sound Samples

12 Etudes pour le piano: 1. Pour les "cinq doigts" (d'après Monsieur Czerny)
12 Etudes pour le piano: 2. Pour les Tierces
12 Etudes pour le piano: 3. Pour les Quartes
12 Etudes pour le piano: 4. Pour les Sixtes
12 Etudes pour le piano: 5. Pour les Octaves
12 Etudes pour le piano: 6. Pour les huit doigts
12 Etudes pour le piano: 7. Pour les Degrés chromatiques
12 Etudes pour le piano: 8. Pour les Agréments
12 Etudes pour le piano: 9. Pour les Notes répétées
12 Etudes pour le piano: 10. Pour les Sonorités opposées
12 Etudes pour le piano: 11. Pour les Arpèges composés
12 Etudes pour le piano: 12. Pour les Accords
Piano Sonata, Op.1

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