Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Claude Debussy, Spoken Word, Jean-Yves Thibaudet|
Jean-Yves Thibaudet ~ Debussy - complete piano works, vol. 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
Another installment of great by Thibaudet
Trevor Gillespie | San Jose, California United States | 06/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thibaudet certainly has a great knack for playing French music. Perhaps it is because he is French himself, or perhaps it is because he has been blessed with a wonderful insight to piano music in general. I say this, because he brings such great musicianship to whatever he puts to record or performance. This two CD set of Debussy's Preludes exudes the personalities of both the composer and the pianist. Debussy, known as the great impressionist composer, delicately has painted numerous portraits in his preludes and this recording certainly does well at bringing them out. Technically, these pieces are played with virtuosity and clear attention to precision, clarity, and musicality. One of the best parts of this set is the a bonus CD of short interviews with Thibaudet in various languages where he himself explains what he has brought to the table in playing these pieces and what insights he had in mind when approaching these pieces."
Superior recordings and performances
Gontroppo | Bathurst, NSW Australia | 09/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Penguin Guide to CDs and DVDs has Thibaudet's sets of the complete Debussy solo piano music at the top of the digital recordings, and this is certainly high quality.
We have several recordings of the Preludes and some other works, but there is nothing to come close to Thibaudet for great performances and superior recording quality.
The liner notes are very helpful, and in the first set you get different articles in English, French, German and Italian. Great if you are multilingual, but only of marginal interest to me. The second set has one article and translations, not separate articles.
Well worth purchasing."