C. Debussy Debussy: Preludes 1; L'isle Joyeuse

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  • Released: November 9, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon


  • $1.29 on iTunes1.Preludes: 1st Livre: I. Danseuses de Delphes: Lent et grave
  • $1.29 on iTunes2.Preludes: 1st Livre: Ii. Voiles: Modere
  • $1.29 on iTunes3.Preludes: 1st Livre: Iii. Le vent dans la plaine: Anime
  • $1.29 on iTunes4.Preludes: 1st Livre: Iv. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir: Modere
  • $1.29 on iTunes5.Preludes: 1st Livre: V. Les collines d'Anacapri: Tres modere
  • $1.29 on iTunes6.Preludes: 1st Livre: Vi. Des pas sur la neige: Triste et lent
  • $1.29 on iTunes7.Preludes: 1st Livre: Vii. Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest: Anime et tumultueux
  • $1.29 on iTunes8.Preludes: 1st Livre: Viii. La fille aux cheveux de lin: Tres calme et doucement expressif
  • $1.29 on iTunes9.Preludes: 1st Livre: Ix. La serenade interrompue: Moderement anime
  • $1.29 on iTunes10.Preludes: 1st Livre: X. La cathedrale engloutie: Profondement calme
  • $1.29 on iTunes11.Preludes: 1st Livre: Xi. La danse de puck: Capricieux et leger
  • $1.29 on iTunes12.Preludes: 1st Livre: Xii. Minstrels: Modere
  • $1.29 on iTunes13.L'isle Joyeuse: L'Isle joyeuse: Modere et tress souple

Product Description:

Maurizio Pollini brings cool elegance and unflappable sheen to Debussy's Preludes Book One. He contours the dynamics with micromanaged aplomb, and achieves ravishing pedal effects in the more meditative selections. One can't find fault with the pianist's well-oiled fingerwork and beautifully modulated sonority. Yet the music's evocative, dreamlike qualities elude Pollini's protean grasp, especially compared to Arrau's robust inflections, Paul Jacobs's aching poetry, and Zaidee Parkinson's haunting rumination. Pollini dispatches the neo-Lisztian hurdles of L'Isle Joyeuse with efficient ease, holding himself aloof from the orgiastic abandon characterizing more memorable readings from Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Vladimir Horowitz, and Walter Gieseking. DG's engineering is resplendent and well-focused. --Jed Distler

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