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Debussy - Piano Music, Vol.2

Composer Claude Debussy
Performer Noriko Ogawa
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-1205 CD
EAN 7318590012055
Format CD
Release date Jan 2003
Total time 75'47


Gramophone: Editor's Choice; Penguin Guide 3 stars.


Noriko Ogawa’s Debussy series continues with some of the best-known – and best-loved – music Debussy ever wrote. The first book of Preludes and, especially, Children’s Corner belong to those rare works which form part of the repertoire of both performers and happy amateurs. But however well-known La fille aux cheveux de lin or Golliwogg’s cake-walk may be, Noriko Ogawa manages to create them anew for us with an approach that can described with a quote from a review of the previous instalment: "almost Mozartian in its clarity, delicacy and impeccable sense of proportion." That she also treats us to some rarities, such as Debussy’s homage to Haydn, and rounds off the program with the delightful waltz La plus que lente can only add to the pleasure!

Some press voices:
"Every bar of these new performances confirm Ogawa as a most elegant, scrupulously sensitive interpreter of 'music like a dream from which one draws away the veil." Gramophone, March 2003
"A particularly fine Debussy player...These performances are of consistently high standard." International Piano, September 2003
"Le disque de Noriko Ogawa révèle une excellente musicienne, de temperamente classique: une concéption mesurée et narrative de Debussy, reposant sur un piano somptueux. Un très beau disque." Classica, June 2003
“Noriko Ogawa legt den zweiten Teil ihrer Debussy-Sammlung vor und belegt erneut, dass sie eine Künstlerin ist, die Technik, Stilbewusstsein und gestalterische Dringlichkeit vereint." Fono Forum, July 2003
 
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  Claude Debussy
  Préludes, Book 1 40'50
01 I. ...Danseuses de Delphes 2'45
02 II. ...Voiles 3'55
03 III. ...Le vent dans la plaine 2'16
04 IV. ...Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l´air soir 3'27
05 V. ...Les collines d´Anacapri 3'09
06 VI. ...Des pas sur la neige 4'21
07 VII. ...Ce qu´avu le d´Ouest 3'38
08 VIII. ...La fille aux cheveux de lin 2'39
09 IX. ...La sérénade interrompue 2'40
10 X. ...La Cathédrale engloutie 6'17
11 XI. ...La danse de Puck 3'12
12 XII. ...Minstrels 2'31
 
13 D´un cahier d´esquisses, L 99 4'36
 
14 Pièce pour piano (Morceau de concours), L 108 0'48
 
15 Hommage à Joseph Haydn, L 115 2'27
 
16 The Little Nigar (Cake-Walk), L 114 1'42
 
  Children´s Corner 16'47
17 I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 2'24
18 II. Jimbo´s Lullaby 3'41
19 III. Serenade of the Doll 2'34
20 IV. The snow is dancing 2'27
21 V. The little Shepherd 2'37
22 VI. Golliwogg´s cake walk 3'04
 
23 La plus que lente, L 121 5'05
 
  Album total 75'47
ComposerDebussy, Claude
PianoOgawa, Noriko

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