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Debussy: Piano Music / Hough


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68139  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Stephen Hough
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Any new recording from Stephen Hough is a keenly awaited musical event. Here his customary "scintillating technique" and "imaginative intelligence" (The Guardian) are deployed in the service of an all-Debussy recital which sets the bar high at this, the start of the composer’s centenary year.

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REVIEW:

Anticipation ran high for this album. And its beauties are many and varied. Whether it’s the gorgeous delicacy with which he orchestrates the different layers of sound in Estampes’ ‘Pagodes’, the louche sinuousness of La plus que lente (Debussy’s closest thing to a café waltz) or the tenderness of ‘The Little Shepherd’ in Children’s Corner, there’s no doubt that Hough is
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Works on This Recording

1.
Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
2.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
3.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
4.
Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
5.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
6.
L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 

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