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Debussy: Preludes Books 1 & 2 / Pierre-Laurent Aimard


Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001738602  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

• Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s profound affinity for the music of Claude Debussy is revealed again.

• Celebrating the pioneering French composer’s 150th birthday

• Featured are Aimard’s stellar interpretations of the complete cycle of both books of Préludes

"Aimard's accounts of the 24 pieces are technically impeccable, whether articulating every rhythmic detail in La Danse de Puck, or perfectly layering the chordal accumulations of La Cathédrale Engloutie..." -- Andrew Clements, The Guardian [8/30/2012]
• Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s profound affinity for the music of Claude Debussy is revealed again.

• Celebrating the pioneering French composer’s 150th birthday

• Featured are Aimard’s stellar interpretations of the complete cycle of both books of Préludes

"Aimard's accounts of the 24 pieces are technically impeccable, whether articulating every rhythmic detail in La Danse de Puck, or perfectly layering the chordal accumulations of La Cathédrale Engloutie..." -- Andrew Clements, The Guardian [8/30/2012]
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Works on This Recording

1. Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
2. Préludes, Book 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 

Featured Sound Samples

Préludes, Book 1: No 8: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Préludes, Book 1: No 11: La danse de Puck

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