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Idel Biret Solo Edition, Vols. 10-11: Debussy


Release Date: 12/13/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571401  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Idil Biret
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This newest release from the Naxos Idil Biret archive features the works of Claude Debussy. “For well versed insiders of music, Idil Biret is since years a trusted, respected and beloved artist... The discipline of her powerful grasp and approach of the music has led, especially for works of our century, to a stylistic congruence between the written score and the interpretation...(that) makes us all aware of an outstanding artistic potency of the highest standards of excellence!” (DIE WELT, Germany 1979) “Idil Biret takes the opening movement of Debussy’s Children’s Corner very briskly and impetuously, but the performance then settles down and is sensitive and well characterized, especially the closing Golliwog’s Cakewalk. Good recording Read more and recommendable couplings too.” (PENGUIN GUIDE, England 2009) “There is no question whatever that Biret’s reading of the Ravel Gaspard de la nuit takes its place among the most delicately wrought Ravel interpretations by any of the many great pianists renowned for their performances of French piano music.” (SOHO WEEKLY NEWS, USA 1977)

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REVIEW:

Idil Biret’s survey of Debussy’s piano music was recorded relatively recently in 2018 and early 2019. It clearly represents here mature thoughts on this music. I enjoyed this recital immensely. It gave me insights into some of these works that has eluded me for near half a century. All fans of Debussy’s piano music will have their favourite performers of these pieces but Idil Biret’s account is as good as it gets. I was inspired, moved and entertained whilst listening to this excellent recording: what more can one ask?

– MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
2.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
3.
Etudes (12) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
4.
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
5.
Suite for Piano "Pour le piano" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
6.
Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 

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