Complete preludes, books 1 and 2 dover music for piano by claude debussy apr 1, 1989. With nagai and rouvier the first two pieces are slow, with the result that it seems to take a long time for the performance to get going. The first book 1910 proved to be his most successful work. As a knockon effect of covid19 airfreight prices around the world have soared. No disrespect to richter, but michelangeli, chilly sound notwithstanding. With michelangeli only the second piece feuilles mortes is slow. Several of them look ahead to debussy s later style, in which the composers earlier impressionistic, almost romantic poetry was supplanted by a greater concentration upon technique and neoclassical objectivity. Arturo benedetti michelangeli debussy preludes, book 1. Sviatoslav richter, debussy preludes, book ii 1970.
Claude debussy preludes book 1, images book 1 and 2 arturo benedetti michelangeli deutsche grammophon. The preludes book one are deeply insightful readings that hold the listener in rapt moments of thoughtful introspection, though at times they can be ever so slighltly frenetic michelangeli does have his idosyncracies from time to time. This is indeed the romantic heritage of the debussy prelude and michelangeli makes sure that it does not contain one heavyfooted note in its. He uses the characterful sonorities of two pianos from close to debussy s time. This page lists all recordings of images pour piano book 2 by claude achille debussy 18621918. For all that, pollinis overall approach is consistent. That this was general we can to some extent see from the sales figures quoted by roy howat. Debussy in general was not along the lines of, say, giesekings or richters. 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. Piano concertos 2000 piano maestro 2009 steinway legends. Michelangeli le registrazioni in vaticano cd2 arturo benedetti michelangeli. Pianist arturo benedetti michelangeli performing debussy s preludes and childrens corner.
Its not going to be everybodys cup of tea, but no one can doubt the clarity. Three years exist between the publication of the first and second book, with the former appearing in 1910. Claude debussy was a universal genius, known for his originality and creativity. Arturo benedetti michelangeli 2006 arturo benedetti michelangeli plays domenico scarlatti remastered ep 20 you may also like see all. As he plays debussys book 1 preludes, you notice how effortlessly his arms, hands, and fingers are choreographed to the music.
Arturo benedetti michelangeli was one of the most remarkable pianists of the 20th century. Sviatoslav richter, debussy preludes, book ii discogs. South west german radio symphony orchestra, badenbaden, lucerne festival. Arturo benedetti michelangeli debussy preludes volume 2 198 flac performer. Even allowing for book is threeyear start, the discrepancy is worth noting. This release may set a record for the temporal distance between two volumes of the same set.
Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. When two musical giants meet the consequence is an extraordinary performance recorded for now and posterity. Arturo benedetti michelangeli box set arturo benedetti. Pianist imogen c ooper painted evocative sound pictures in a. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Claude debussy preludes book 1, images book 1 and 2. Debussy preludes, book 1 by claude debussy 18621918.
Arturo benedetti michelangeli complete recordings on deutsche. The twentyfour preludes of debussy are published in two books of twelve preludes each. Every one of the preludes is marvellous but i have to make a special mention of no. Arturo benedetti michelangeli debussy preludes volume. Claude debussys preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each. Sviatoslav richter piano, arturo benedetti michelangeli piano, orchestre.
The first thing which strikes you is indeed the rich piano sound, in the first book of preludes a 1925 bechstein which is clear, sharplyetched, translucent and light, even in complex textures, in the second book lubimov plays the previously mentioned 19 steinway, which he describes as divinely soft in pianissimo, resonant and. Krystian zimerman, piano youtube preludes complete 24 claude debussy krystian zimerman duration. The music becomes more dramatic toward the end of the set. Richter plays debussy images book i szeged, 1972 duration. Debussy arturo benedetti michelangeli preludes book 2.
Debussy arturo benedetti michelangeli preludes book 2 ondine. Eglogue arturo benedetti michelangeli on allmusic 2000. Sviatoslav richter plays debussy preludes book i duration. The library of piano classics bach, beethoven, bizet, chopin, debussy, liszt, mozart, schubert, strauss and more volume 1. By debussys death in march 1918, book i had been reprinted five times, making a total of 8,360 copies. He was one of the most important figures in music at the turn of the 20th century. It is an intriguing, timeless yet assertive, hieratic danse. Images by arturo benedetti michelangeli and tens of. Michelangeli s debussy in general was not along the lines of, say, giesekings or richters. Michelangeli is scrupulous in his attention to debussy s indications, and i think it is why his reading of book 2 is so much more cogent. Maurizio pollinis first book of debussy preludes appeared in 1999, and he took 19 years to ponder the present release.
Claude debussy composed the second book of preludes during 1910 12. Newly remastered at emil berliner studios in 24bit192khz. Rate your music is an online community of people who love music. I only have the one from budapest and i dont really intend to get. Mar 10, 2012 claude debussy preludes, book 2 l 123 ondine arturo benedetti michelangeli great sound. As youd expect, aimards accounts of the 24 pieces are technically impeccable. A thoughtful note by the german writer in dgs booklet reminds us that debussy wasnt in favour of performing each book in its entirety, 12 pieces at a time. Hiroko sasakis performances, on an immaculately restored piano from 1873. Debussy s intent becomes clear, and for the first time i realized how this music was meant to sound.
These compositions, while endearing themselves to both pianist and listener, also occupy an important place in musical. 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. Ilya itin, piano this video was recorded at the golandsky institute international piano festival at. This cd is cd 5 of 111 years of deutsche grammophon the collectors edition and not an individual release. You get two discs for the price of one here, but the discs are only about 42 and 43 minutes worth. When you rate your music, the sites musicsocial recommender can recommend similar music and users with similar music taste. Book ii had been reprinted twice, making a total of 4,000 copies. Marking the centenary of arturo benedetti michelangeli in january 2020, deutsche grammophon reissues a cornerstone of his discography. Unlike some notable collections of preludes from prior times, such as chopins op. In addition, perhaps because debussy s style is so. This section from the lists the spoleto performance which i have, and love, plus several othersnot including the moscow performance you mentioned. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet.
Preludes book 2 by arturo benedetti michelangeli and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with amazon music unlimited. Aug 19, 2016 the composer who benefited most from this liberation was bartok, who was introduced to debussys music by kodaly in 1907. Here is a powerful musical personality taking possession of the music and projecting it on a big scale, as great concert actors do. Also available in itunes more by arturo benedetti michelangeli see all. Reluctantly, we have had to pass on some of this increase in our standard airmail prices. I confess that when i first listened to michelangeli in book 2 not a thought crossed my mind about doing them any other way. Claude debussy arturo benedetti michelangeli preludes volume 1. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. Book 2 by arturo benedetti michelangeli and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with amazon music unlimited.
Debussy s use of pianistic colour is absolutely central to this tremendous set from alexi lubimov. Complete your sviatoslav richter, debussy collection. 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. But michelangeli s skills arent limited to just two of the preludes, they are all fantastic, and the same can be said of the images. Preludes book 2 by arturo benedetti michelangeli and tens of. Pascal roge recorded debussys preludes book 1 for decca some time ago, and he has remade them, together with book 2, marking the start of a complete cycle of this composers piano works. Michelangeli le registrazioni in vaticano cd2 youtube. There are now three records of richter playing book 2 of the preludes. Of debussy and ravel thesis presented to the graduate council of the north texas state teachers college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of music by elizabeth rose jameson, b.409 1197 1261 554 1001 819 363 990 823 381 476 1483 729 998 1453 711 156 208 782 1228 126 1504 47 1502 1530 269 1500 324 890 989 420 758 72 124 1461 1259 208 135 154 178 193 1155 966