Debussy: Suite bergamasque & Other Solo Piano Works (CD)

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Nikolai Lugansky

A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great ‘colourist’ and father of modern music. After Rachmaninoff’s Preludes, Nikolai Lugansky wanted to present a finely nuanced portrait of this composer so fond of travelling! Whether it ranges over time (Hommage à Haydn) or the most vividly imagined open spaces, this freely composed programme is concerned above all with light and colour, in works we can never tire of.

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CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
"Suite bergamasque
Works for solo piano"

1. "L'Isle joyeuse. Quasi una cadenza"

Deux Arabesques
2. I. Andantino con moto
3. II. Allegretto scherzando

Suite bergamasque
4. I. Prélude. Moderato (tempo rubato)
5. II. Menuet. Andantino
6. III. Clair de lune. Andante très expressif
7. IV. Passepied. Allegretto ma non troppo

8. La plus que lente. Valse
Lent (Molto rubato con morbidezza)

9. III. Jardins sous la pluie. Net et vif

Images, 2e Série
10. I. Cloches à travers les feuilles. Lent
11. II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut. Lent
12. III. Poissons d'or. Animé

13. Hommage à Haydn. Mouvement de Valse lente