Claude Debussy - The composer as Pianist

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117
>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
>Debussy, Claude : Estampes (3) for Piano
>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
>Debussy, Claude : D'un cahier d'esquisses
>Debussy, Claude : Pelléas et Mélisande, opera in 5 acts, L. 88
>Debussy, Claude : Ariettes oubliées (6), song cycle for voice & piano, L. 60
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Notes & Reviews:

"...Of the 18 tracks, only 4 are actual studio recordings made...and approved by Debussy himself...[The] main interest is, of course, Debussy's playing--what we can hear of it, given that these recordings were made 96 years ago. But...enough emerges to say that Debussy's playing was characterized by textural clarity, sparse pedalling, natural rubatos and transparent chords..." -Beversluis, ARG



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>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 :: Danseuses de Delphes
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 :: La cathédrale engloutie
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 :: La danse de Puck
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 :: Minstrels
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 :: Le vent dans la plaine
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1910

>Debussy, Claude : Estampes (3) for Piano :: La soirées dans Grenade
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Debussy, Claude : D'un cahier d'esquisses
  • Performer: Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Debussy, Claude : Pelléas et Mélisande, opera in 5 acts, L. 88 :: Mes longs cheveux
  • Performers: Mary Garden (Soprano); Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893-1902

>Debussy, Claude : Ariettes oubliées (6), song cycle for voice & piano, L. 60 :: Green
  • Performers: Mary Garden (Soprano); Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Debussy, Claude : Ariettes oubliées (6), song cycle for voice & piano, L. 60 :: L'ombre des Arbres
  • Performers: Mary Garden (Soprano); Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Debussy, Claude : Ariettes oubliées (6), song cycle for voice & piano, L. 60 :: Il pleure dans mon coeur
  • Performers: Mary Garden (Soprano); Claude Debussy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887