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Debussy: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 2

Release date: 11 Nov 2016, 8.573463


Olivier Chauzu, Jean-Pierre Armengaud


Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, André Caplet


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Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune 8:48  
Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune (arr. M. Ravel for piano 4 hands) 08:48  
Claude Debussy: La mer, L. 109 (Version for Piano 4 Hands) 25:13  
No. 1. De l'aube à midi sur la mer 08:39  
No. 2. Jeux de vagues 08:02  
No. 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer 08:32  
Claude Debussy: Images pour orchestre, L. 122 (Arr. A. Caplet for Piano 4 Hands) 34:58  
No. 1. Gigues 07:22  
No. 2. Ibéria: a. Par les rues et par les chemins - 07:25  
No. 2. Ibéria: b. Les Parfums de la nuit - 07:17  
No. 2. Ibéria: c. Le Matin d'un jour de fête 04:53  
No. 3. Rondes de printemps 08:01  

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In 1891 Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé asked Debussy to compose incidental music for a theatrical version of his poem L’Après-midi d’un faune (The afternoon of the faun) and the resulting work, with its innovative melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic writing, is both impassioned and expressive. The four-hand arrangement was made by Ravel in 1910. Inspired by the natural phenomena of water, light and wind and, according to Mme Debussy, unplayable in its piano four-hands version, La Mer is a masterpiece of some stuctural complexity. Of the technically inventive Images, which evoke Spanish sights, sounds and fragrances, Debussy wrote that the work marked a departure for him, dealing with “realities” not impressionism.

Debussy: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 2

Category Solo Instrumental

Period Romantic, Early 20th

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