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Piano Works by Claude Debussy & Franz Liszt, "Les Parfums, Les Couleurs et Les Sons se Répondentà" / Christian Erny, piano

Album Summary

>Liszt, Franz : Sposalizio II, for piano (Années II/1), S. 161/1 (LW A55/1)
>Liszt, Franz : Il penseroso II, for piano (Années II/2), S. 161/2 (LW A55/2)
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117
>Liszt, Franz : Unstern (Evil star)
>Liszt, Franz : En rêve, nocturne for piano, S. 207 (LW A336)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The first professional CD release is a decisive step in a young musician's career. Nowadays, when the shelves are already filled with recordings of almost the entire traditional piano repertoire, it is especially important to see a debut CD as an artistic achievement that illustrates the musician's personality, strong points and intentions. In choosing the repertoire, Claude Debussy's first book of Preludes moved increasingly to the forefront, being a work which I had spent a great deal of time on and which awoke in me the urge to express myself. It was nonetheless soon clear that the album also needed an aspect that added interest and that it would not solely contain Debussy's music. The program's central theme is encapsulated in the words "Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se répondent ...", an extract from the poem "Correspondances" in Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal collection, which Debussy esteemed extremely highly and parts of which he set to music. This program presents also four works of Franz Liszt: the introduction is made up of two of the Années de pèlerinage - Deuxième année - Italie from his middle period; in the course of the program, there follow two late works, both of which Debussy admired: Unstern! forms a commentative interpolation in the middle of the Debussy cycle; the nocturne En rêve ends the musical journey by returning us to the contemplative mood of the opening number.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hard Studios Winterthur, Switzerland (2016-02-03&2016-04-??&2016-).



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Works Details

>Liszt, Franz : Sposalizio II, for piano (Années II/1), S. 161/1 (LW A55/1)
  • Performer: Christian Erny (Piano)
  • Notes: Hard Studios Winterthur (2016-02-03&2016-02-04&2016-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Liszt, Franz : Il penseroso II, for piano (Années II/2), S. 161/2 (LW A55/2)
  • Performer: Christian Erny (Piano)
  • Notes: Hard Studios Winterthur (2016-02-03&2016-02-04&2016-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1840

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117
  • Performer: Christian Erny (Piano)
  • Notes: Hard Studios Winterthur (2016-02-03&2016-02-04&2016-)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Liszt, Franz : Unstern (Evil star)
  • Performer: Christian Erny (Piano)
  • Notes: Hard Studios Winterthur (2016-02-03&2016-02-04&2016-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117
  • Performer: Christian Erny (Piano)
  • Notes: Hard Studios Winterthur (2016-02-03&2016-02-04&2016-)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Liszt, Franz : En rêve, nocturne for piano, S. 207 (LW A336)
  • Performer: Christian Erny (Piano)
  • Notes: Hard Studios Winterthur (2016-02-03&2016-02-04&2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885