Book i was written between december 1909 and february 1910, and book ii. He was one of the most important figures in music at the turn of the 20th century. Adopting the major piano works including the preludes, bartok absorbed the liberated message as deeply as he absorbed the idiom of the hungarian peasant. Francesco piemontesi has based his work on this essential composition upon a new edition durandsalaberteschig, codirected by renowned french piano music. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for. This significant compilation of 12 preludes represents debussy s mature writing style and is filled with a great diversity of compositional styles. Aug 19, 2016 the composer who benefited most from this liberation was bartok, who was introduced to debussys music by kodaly in 1907.
See all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Claude debussys preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. Among the most important 20th century composers, and the most influential. The music becomes more dramatic toward the end of the set. You get two discs for the price of one here, but the discs are only about 42 and 43 minutes worth. This paper also includes a brief history of preludes as well as possible influences upon debussy and his compositions. Order from your preferred classical music cd store arkivmusic.
Although the composer did not think the preludes should be performed as a cycle, book two is perfectly symmetrical with two showpieces at the start and end on the twelve pieces. Preludes books 1 and 2 paperback april 1, 1999 by claude debussy composer 4. Ilya itin, piano this video was recorded at the golandsky institute international piano festival at princeton university. Known as a composer of spectral symphonic music, luc brewaeys has demonstrated his prodigious orchestration skills in numerous concert works, though most of them are challenging experimental pieces that casual listeners are unlikely to find accessible. The performances tell it like it is or almost, for not all debussys very demanding contrasts of dynamics are observed, and i imagine collard has small hands, though she makes splitting big stretches sound quite acceptable. Sep 03, 2012 claudeachille debussy 1862 1918 preludes, livre 2. Information from its description page there is shown below. Debussys intent becomes clear, and for the first time i realized how this music was meant to sound. Achilleclaude debussy 22nd august 1862 25th march 1918 was a french composer. Claude debussys painterly preludes the subtle, elusive quality of debussys twentyfour preludes is captured perfectly by pianist paul jacobs, who plays them with a tolling, belllike sound. From the enormity of the repertoire to the geography and travel. Ive learned to be careful about pronouncing a performance as definitive.
Claude debussy preludes download piano sheet music. Claude debussy 18621918 preludes ii, pour piano, l. Another critic wrote that book 2 of the preludes is played more successfully than book 1. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. Walter gieseking plays debussy preludes book ii, no. Helpful english translations of french terms as well as debussys performance. The works in debussys second book of preludes are similar in intent to those of book i 1907 1910. Debussy, c 12 etudes preludes, book 1 images suite.
Book 1 images suite bergamasque idil biret solo edition, vol. The sistemainspired orkidstra program was established by the leading note foundation in september 2007 with the goal of giving children the opportunity to. For a start, the piano sound is absolutely marvellous, rich, sonorous and excellently recorded. Canope preludes, book ii, 19 playing debussys piano. Gieseking more or less owned these pieces during his lifetime and his performances have been judged as definitive by many critics since they were first issued. The paperback of the complete preludes, books 1 and 2. Roges 1970s debussy recordings were superb, the only regret being that he didnt record book 2 of the preludes. Sep 29, 2006 canope preludes, book ii, 19 sep29 by steve bryson. Sep 29, 2009 claude debussy s painterly preludes the subtle, elusive quality of debussy s twentyfour preludes is captured perfectly by pianist paul jacobs, who plays them with a tolling, belllike sound. Debussy s two books of preludes amount to a revolution in piano writing, and reflect better that any of his other works the span of debussy s achievement.
The first book 1910 proved to be his most successful work. Its a wonderful bit of piano trickery that hides the melody in plain sight. He redresses the balance here with a new complete set that ranks among the very best. This significant compilation of 12 preludes represents debussys mature writing style and is filled with a great diversity of compositional styles. A descriptive analysis of the preludes book 1 of claude. Images, preludes book 2 hamelin by debussy, claude on cd. Debussy preludes, bk 2 by claude debussy, paperback. Several of them look ahead to debussys later style, in which the composers earlier impressionistic, almost romantic poetry was supplanted by a greater concentration upon technique and neoclassical objectivity. Preludes, book 2 by claude debussy 18621918 sheet music. The music expresses a vast repertoire of emotions, colors and moods. Often dubbed a musical impressionist, but his music always has a strong sense of form. Review of cd recording centaur records debussy preludes, bks. The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and give a descriptive analysis of twelve of the twentyfour preludes written by claude debussy. Preludes, books 1 and 2 by chengzong yin on amazon music.660 1203 1114 585 276 1558 1444 376 324 244 224 184 1378 732 601 778 985 1363 1473 156 1472 170 159 940 562 811 529 843 867 1308 1374 494 897 621 108 1248