Reverie: The life and loves of Claude Debussy | Deux Elles DXL1174

Reverie: The life and loves of Claude Debussy

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Label: Deux Elles

Cat No: DXL1174

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 21st April 2017

Contents

Works

Debussy, Claude

Arabesques (2)
» no.1 in E major
Children's Corner
» VI Golliwogg's Cake-Walk
Danse bohemienne, L9
Estampes (3)
Etudes pour piano (6), Book 1
» no.6 pour les huit doigts
Images pour piano, Book 1
» I Reflets dans l'eau
Images pour piano, Book 2
» III Poissons d'or
L'isle joyeuse
Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.6 Des pas sur la neige
» no.8 La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair)
Reverie, L68
Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune

Artists

Lucy Parham (piano)
Alex Jennings (narrator)

Works

Debussy, Claude

Arabesques (2)
» no.1 in E major
Children's Corner
» VI Golliwogg's Cake-Walk
Danse bohemienne, L9
Estampes (3)
Etudes pour piano (6), Book 1
» no.6 pour les huit doigts
Images pour piano, Book 1
» I Reflets dans l'eau
Images pour piano, Book 2
» III Poissons d'or
L'isle joyeuse
Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.6 Des pas sur la neige
» no.8 La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair)
Reverie, L68
Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune

Artists

Lucy Parham (piano)
Alex Jennings (narrator)

About

‘Rêverie’ is a musical compilation of Debusssy’s writings and correspondence which received its London premiere in the Wigmore Hall’s 2012 London Piano Series to great acclaim.

Lucy Parham compiled this programme first and foremost to reflect the mood of Debussy’s letters (so not in strict cholonological order) and features popular piano works, L’isle joyeuse, ‘Clair de lune’ and ‘Golliwog’s Cakewalk’ from the Children’s Corner suite written for his beloved daughter, Claude-Emma (or Chouchou as he affectionately called her).

Debussy’s contribution to the piano repertoire and its development is immense but it was his also his masterpieces such as the Violin and Cello Sonatas, the Quartet, songs, orchestral works Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune and La Mer and the opera, Pelléas et Mélisande, that proved him to be so influential through his complex harmonic palettes and exploration of harmonic structure.

Acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest pianists, Lucy Parham applies her sensitivity and imagination not only to concertos and recitals, but also to portraits in words and music of such composers as Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy.

She came to public attention as the Piano Winner of the 1984 BBC Young Musician of the Year. Since her Royal Festival Hall concerto debut at age 16, she has played throughout the UK and around the globe. Lucy is also a regular contributor to BBC Music Magazine, Pianist Magazine and the Guardian and appears frequently on BBC Radio 3 and 4, as a jury member for the final of Young Musician of the Year. Lucy is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London.

Tracklisting:

CD 1
1. Another man’s soul ...
2. Rêverie
3. I too am at war ...
4. Danse bohémienne
5. Well, it was the best ...
6. Arabesque no.1
7. I left my parental home ...
8. La soirée dans Grenade
9. It was at around this time ...
10. Pagodes
11. Music was responsible ...
12. La fille aux cheveux de lin
13. Ernest Chausson and I ...
14. Jardins sous la pluie

CD2
1. After that fateful day ...
2. Des pas sur la neige
3. When I wrote ...
4. Reflets dans l’eau
5. We were happy ...
6. Poissons d’or
7. The better known ...
8. Golliwogg’s Cakewalk
9. In early 1910 ...
10. Clair de lune
11. From the moment ...
12. Pour les huit doigts
13. My publisher Durand ...
14. L’isle joyeuse

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