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|Claude Debussy, Frederic Chopin, Ivan Moravec|
Ivan Moravec Plays Debussy & Chopin
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
These two CDs were digitally recorded for LP release in 1982-83, and thus add up to just under 95 minutes. With playing on this level, though, they'd still be a bargain at almost any price. The color, shading, and imaginat... more »
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These two CDs were digitally recorded for LP release in 1982-83, and thus add up to just under 95 minutes. With playing on this level, though, they'd still be a bargain at almost any price. The color, shading, and imagination Ivan Moravec applies to Debussy makes the music glow and shimmer. His Chopin playing is some of the best in the business; sample the idiomatic rhythms of the Mazurkas, or the memorable journey he makes out of the Polonaise- Fantaisie. As it happens, the discs sell for a very low price (less than that of a standard full-price single disc), making this set a major bargain. --Leslie Gerber
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William D. Bradford | Chelmsford, MA, USA | 12/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It irked the French of my Dad's generation that the greatest interpreter of Debussy piano music was Walter Gieseking - not exactly a Frenchman.I don't know if it bothers the French today that the mantle has passed to a Czech. If it does, they should get past it, and just be grateful that anyone can play this beautifully.The Chopin Mazurkas are I think as close to Moravec's heart as they were to the composer. He often offers them as encores at recitals, and invariably reduces the audience to hushed rapture. All music lovers should snap up any Moravec album they come across - especially if it includes a Chopin Mazurka."
Superior performance, great recording, and a bargain price.
MOVIE MAVEN | 09/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The wonderful thing about being a student of classical music is the joy that comes from finding a wonderful recording that few people know of on a "budget" label and at a bargain price. This CD is one such prize. This all digital recording features absolutely brilliant performances and interpretations of Debussy. Many well known classical pianists seem to be in an effort to "do it all." Moravec has always been much more limited in his repertiore, specializing in fewer areas that he performs beautifully. The performances on this CD set are my favorite Debussy recordings, and the price simply cannot be beat."