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Topic: Favorite Debussy Prelude Interpretations?  (Read 717 times)

Offline fftransform

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Favorite Debussy Prelude Interpretations?
on: November 11, 2021, 11:19:12 PM
Been making a few playlists on Youtube of my fav Debussy Prelude perfs; have found a lot of sets that I didn't know about before, like Woodward, Browning, Piemontesi, Fergus-Thompson that are really good, but starting to get overwhelmed with how many good sets there are.  Any suggestions for individual prelude interps?  Doing Book II rn, you can see the playlists here:

youtube.com/channel/UC7a3m6hS4GTmkgevOelHetw/playlists

Btw here are some of the 'finds' for me so far:









Esp. let that Arrau build up a bit, it starts off a little flaccid and doesn't have the best 'sound' but he takes the piece to a whole new level, treating it like a lyrical piece almost.

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Re: Favorite Debussy Prelude Interpretations?
Reply #1 on: November 12, 2021, 09:38:27 AM
My personal favorite interpretation of Debussy's Preludes and also Images is by Claudio Arrau but I also love Krystian Zimerman's interpretation. I have them both on CDs.
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Re: Favorite Debussy Prelude Interpretations?
Reply #2 on: November 12, 2021, 10:49:38 AM
My personal favorite interpretation of Debussy's Preludes and also Images is by Claudio Arrau but I also love Krystian Zimerman's interpretation. I have them both on CDs.

Yeah, the Arrau is proving better than I initially gave it credit for.  The sound engineering isn't very good, but I'm finding that he's doing lots of interesting, sophisticated stuff, especially in the slow sections.
 

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