Although you wont find krystian zimermans ultrarefined fingerwork and wide dynamic range, nor paul jacobs linear perception, theres much to. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. It served as the inspiration for poisson dor in images book ii. Prelude suite pour le piano, 1901 playing debussys. Pascal roge recorded debussys preludes book 1 for decca some time ago, and he has remade them, together with book 2, marking the start of a complete cycle of this composers piano works. Piano works arturo benedetti michelangeli on allmusic 2001.
Arturo benedetti michelangeli plays debussy arturo. Acoording to gaby casadesus, debussy delighted in contemplating this print. This allows performers to choose preludes with which they have the strongest affinity, or those to which their individual interpretive gifts are. Im aiming to get through them over the next couple of years, but would like to start with the easiest few and work my way up, while also bubbling along with any that are crazy difficult so that i spend more time overall on them, and then. Measure 26 or section a restates the music heard in the introduction, but in a lower richer register. Preludes book 2 by arturo benedetti michelangeli on amazon music. Feux dartifice krystian zimerman youtube debussy, preludes livre 2. This is the best the most virtuostic, the most colorful, the most imaginative set of book i preludes ever recorded. Debussys intent becomes clear, and for the first time i realized how this music was meant to sound. The germanenglish pianist walter morse rummel, a student of leopold godowsky, gave the premiere of the entire second book of preludes in 19 in london. No 1, brouillards preludes 12 for piano, book ii, l. Preludes book 2 by arturo benedetti michelangeli, claude.
Arturo benedetti michelangeli plays debussy preludes, book 2 4. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Arturo benedetti michelangeli box set arturo benedetti. Arturo benedetti michelangeli palys beethoven, chopin, ravel selection from the vatican recordings arturo benedetti michelangeli, piano. Preludes premier livre childrens corner claude debussy arturo benedetti michelangeli, cd album et tous les albums musique cd, vinyle. This prelude turns to antiquity, to the dances at the temple of apollo at delphi, an evocation of a fragment of sculpture, perhaps. Michelangeli was such a weird guy he spent his life as a veritable recluse and protected his privacy with attack dogs. Divided into two twelvecount books, claude debussys 24 preludes are precious jewels of modern piano literature. Preludes book 1, an album by claude debussy, arturo benedetti michelangeli on spotify. See the discussion to get a list of available preludes to transcribe.
Michelangeli is scrupulous in his attention to debussys indications, and i think it is why his reading of book 2 is so much more cogent. Feb 16, 2006 the icy detachment of the beethoven performances op 2 no 3 and the last, op 111 could reinforce the view that michelangeli was just a sterile technician, but his debussy the two books of images. Feux dartifice is one of debussys most difficult and impressive works. This is the best the noblest, the grandest, the most tragic ballade in g minor ever recorded. The first book 1910 proved to be his most successful work. The beams on even the 32nd notes are very easy to distinguish many printers do not get such a high resolution and the spaces between 2 or 3 beams are often poorly defined resulting in fat black patches instead of distinct lines. Provided to youtube by universal music group debussy. His lyrical gift, idiosyncratic harmonies, colours and rhythms, his preference for suggestion rather than direct statement, resulted in a sound world that was quite different from those of brahms, wagner and tchaikovsky, whose music ruled the roost while he was struggling to become accepted. Feux dartifice is one of debussy s most difficult and impressive works.
Initially, debussy and other pianists who gave early performances of the works including ricardo vines played them in groups of three or four preludes, which remains a popular approach today. Piano works by arturo benedetti michelangeli on amazon music. He was too good a composer to imitate debussy, although there are a few examples of direct influence it. With michelangeli only the second piece feuilles mortes is slow. Claude debussys preludes are 24 pieces for solo piano, divided into two books of 12 preludes each. Feuilles mortes arturo benedetti michelangeli debussy. Claude debussy composed the second book of preludes during 1910 12. Dovers book of debussy preludes is made of extremely high quality print on heavier paper than usual. Italian folk songs arrangements by arturo benedetti michelangeli. Jan 01, 2005 listen to your favorite songs from debussy. As he plays debussys book 1 preludes, you notice how effortlessly his arms, hands, and fingers are choreographed to the music. The last recital claude debussy arturo benedetti michelangeli, piano.
Aug 19, 2016 the composer who benefited most from this liberation was bartok, who was introduced to debussys music by kodaly in 1907. Adopting the major piano works including the preludes, bartok absorbed the liberated message as deeply as he absorbed the idiom of the hungarian peasant. While the suite bergamasque included the beautiful and harmonically sophisticated. Debussys two books of preludes amount to a revolution in piano writing, and reflect better that any of his other works the span of debussys achievement. Like vladimir horowitz and glenn gould, michelangeli employs a relatively flatfingered technique for sustained legato passages and certain rotary arpeggios such as those in ce qua vu le vent douest. Order of difficulty of debussy preludes is there a general guide to the difficulty of the debussy preludes. Debussy was among the most influential of all the 20th centurys composers. Claude debussy the piano music the preludes book i no. Claude debussy arturo benedetti michelangeli preludes. Michelangeli s unique creative touch made him somewhat of a prophet to the new art of debussy.
The suite pour le piano for the piano is a tremendous departure in debussys piano music. Debussy s intent becomes clear, and for the first time i realized how this music was meant to sound. Arturo benedetti michelangeli plays debussy preludes, book. Preludes book 1 1978 youtube arturo benedetti michelangeli concert in lugano,1981 complete duration. Review of cd recording centaur records debussy preludes, bks. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans lair du soir 5 5. Michelangelis unique creative touch made him somewhat of a prophet to the new art of debussy. Although the composer did not think the preludes should be performed as a cycle, book two is perfectly symmetrical with two showpieces at the start and end on the twelve pieces. Please add your thoughts in the comments at the bottom. Prior to its publication the most adventurous of debussys piano works was the suite bergamasque. After all, arturo benedetti michelangelis 70s recordings of debussys images and preludes, book 1, were hailed in their time as revolutionary, masterly, and uniquely compelling, and the encomiums have kept on through every subsequent rerelease. Complete preludes, books 1 and 2 dover music for piano.
He was too good a composer to imitate debussy, although there are a few examples of direct influence it was. He still conveys the crystalline clarity and aristocratic poise of michelangeli but, that said, and without wanting to overdo the mythological allusions, his reading is high on olympian aloofness and apollonian composure, but slightly lacking in dionysian abandon. Debussy michelangeli les collines danacapri preludes, book 1 no. Arturo benedetti michelangeli 10cd cd documents 223500.684 925 526 835 1073 720 474 1533 196 1395 1144 1078 606 777 767 1260 1486 1185 298 1280 298 151 342 828 1019 1415 25 1470 1443 20 692 630 806 473 212 911 203 963