Pascal Rogé has been described as the definitive interpreter of this repertoire. Starting in 2005, his Debussy Edition for ONYX gathered impressive reviews from critics, reaching its completion in 2011 with the release of Volume 5. In this last disc Pascal is joined by his wife Ami for a selection of music for two pianos and piano four-hands. Never intended to be an exhaustive survey of Debussy’s music for piano, these recordings contain the masterpieces, some delightful shorter works and some of the lesser-known compositions.
Gathered together in this superb value box set with new booklet notes, these recordings provide the ideal introduction to this great music, performed by one of his greatest interpreters.
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1-24. Preludes, Books I & II
1-3. Estampes 4-9. Children's Corner 10-11. Deux Arabesques 12-15. Suite bergamasque 16. La plus que lente 17. Ballade 18. Mazurka 19. Le Petit Negre
1-3. Images I 4-6. Images II 7. L'Isle joyeuse 8. D'un cahier d'esquisses 9-11. Pour le piano 12. Berceuse heroique 13. Page d'album 14. Danse (Tarentelle styrienne) 15. Hommage a Haydn 16. Reverie
1. Masques 2. Nocturne 3. Elegie 4-7. Petite Suite (four hands) 8. Marche ecossaise (four hands) 9-14. Epigraphes antiques (four hands) 15-17. En blanc et noir (two pianos) 18. Lindaraja (two pianos)