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Debussy & Szymanowski / Krier


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Cavi Music   Catalog #: 8553379  
Composer:  Claude DebussyKarol Szymanowski
Performer:  Cathy Krier
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this new album, Cathy Krier takes an original step and goes entirely against the grain of her previous programmatic approach. In her two most recent albums she had juxtaposed the apparently divergent styles of Rameau and Ligeti, or Liszt vs. Berg/Shoenberg, uncovering astounding new connections among them. The current release now takes the opposite path. At first glance, Claude Debussy- the inventor of musical Impressionism- and Karol Szymanowski- often called the ‘Polish Impressionist’- would seem to have much in common. Both composers even use the same title in French: Masques (masks). Cathy Krier affirms, nevertheless, that she is much more interested in the differences one can observe between these two works written roughly during Read more the same period. Our listening experience is thus enriched thanks to a new, fascinating aesthetical perspective. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Cathy Krier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
2.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Cathy Krier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
3.
Masques by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Cathy Krier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
4.
Masques (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Cathy Krier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Poland 

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