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. Debussys colouristic masterpiece, a bewitching compendium of scents, colours and sounds. Preludes vol 1, images michelangeli with michelangeli, arturo benedetti on cd. Dressed in a chic tan turtleneck, untucked, but with a belt clasped around it, arturo benedetti michelangeli sits at the piano in an intimate studio in october, 1978. Arturo benedettimichelangeli book i aura 201 live, vatican, 1977 arturo benedettimichelangeli book ii aura 210 live, stuttgart, 1982. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Arturo benedetti michelangeli debussy preludes, book 1 youtube. Also recorded here is the second book of preludes, in a poetic and evocative performance.
Publication date 1910 topics preludes, for piano, scores featuring the piano, for 1 player collection imslp. Claude debussy the piano music the preludes book i no. But i much prefer this live 1982 royal festival hall taping. A new album from marcandre hamelin is always cause for celebration. 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. With nagai and rouvier the first two pieces are slow, with the result that it seems to take a long time for the performance to get going. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. Michelangeli is scrupulous in his attention to debussy s indications, and i think it is why his reading of book 2 is so much more cogent. Preludes book 2 by arturo benedetti michelangeli, claude. Some pedaling marks at the bottom if these pages were cut off.
Piano works by arturo benedetti michelangeli on amazon music. Debussy was among the most influential of all the 20th centurys composers. He was too good a composer to imitate debussy, although there are a few examples of direct influence it. 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. Rampant disinformation, partisan news sources and social medias tsunami. 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. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans lair du soir 5 5.
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans lair du soir. Claude debussy arturo benedetti michelangeli preludes. Debussy preludes, book 1 by claude debussy 18621918. It is an intriguing, timeless yet assertive, hieratic danse. Michelangelis reputation is sustained essentially by two recordings or groups of recordings. Some of the preludes book 1 are quite evocative and full of concentration. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems.
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. As he plays debussys book 1 preludes, you notice how effortlessly his arms, hands, and fingers are choreographed to the music. Debussy michelangeli les collines danacapri preludes, book 1 no. Michelangelis dg recordings of debussy are legendary. Unlike some notable collections of preludes from prior times, such as chopins op. Michelangeli s dg recordings of debussy are legendary. Order from your preferred classical music cd store arkivmusic.
Publication date 1910 topics preludes, for piano, scores featuring the piano, for 1 player collection. As he plays debussy s book 1 preludes, you notice how effortlessly his arms, hands, and fingers are choreographed to the music. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for. This prelude turns to antiquity, to the dances at the temple of apollo at delphi, an evocation of a fragment of sculpture, perhaps. Claude debussy arturo benedetti michelangeli preludes volume 1. 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. Here in his first debussy recording for hyperion he presents the two books of images. Jorge bolet only 16 preludes from both books deccalondon 425. Aug 19, 2016 debussy did nothing less than liberate music from the domination by functional harmony which had prevailed for three centuries. Michelangelis unique creative touch made him somewhat of a prophet to the new art of debussy. 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. For one, the gorgeous engineering fully captures how the pianists ravishing, multilayered sound world projected in a hall.1316 112 1444 1431 246 825 611 731 1470 858 1139 1220 1185 848 213 2 1477 968 592 740 518 775 146 787 912 550 1069 156 933 1121 555 1336 264 344 1460 264 756 1282 1442