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DEBUSSY, C.: 4-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 2 - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / La Mer / Images (Armengaud, Chauzu)

    

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DEBUSSY, C.: 4-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 2 - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / La Mer / Images (Armengaud, Chauzu)

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, Claude
Ravel, Maurice, arranger(s)

  Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (arr. M. Ravel for piano 4 hands)
1.   Prélude à l'après - midi d'un faune (arr. M. Ravel for piano 4 hands) 00:08:48

Debussy, Claude

  La Mer (version for piano 4 hands)
2.   No. 1. De l'aube à midi sur la mer 00:08:39
3.   No. 2. Jeux de vagues 00:08:02
4.   No. 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer 00:08:32

Debussy, Claude
Caplet, André, arranger(s)

  Images (arr. A. Caplet for piano 4 hands)
5.   No. 1. Gigues 00:07:22
6.   No. 2. Ibéria: a. Par les rues et par les chemins - 00:07:25
7.   No. 2. Ibéria: b. Les Parfums de la nuit - 00:07:17
8.   No. 2. Ibéria: c. Le Matin d'un jour de fête 00:04:53
9.   No. 3. Rondes de printemps 00:08:01

Total Playing Time: 01:08:59






Composer(s):
Debussy, Claude

Arranger(s):
Caplet, André; Ravel, Maurice

Artist(s):
Armengaud, Jean-Pierre; Chauzu, Olivier

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573463

Barcode: 747313346370

Physical Release: 11/2016

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