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Debussy: Complete Works for Piano Vol. 4

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Debussy: Complete Works for Piano Vol. 4

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CHAN10497 (Chandos)
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Images, Book 1 - No. 1. Reflets dans l'eau

Images, Book 1 - No. 1. Reflets dans l'eau

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
05:06 Play $3.40
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Images, Book 1 - No. 2. Hommage a Rameau

Images, Book 1 - No. 2. Hommage a Rameau

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
06:08 Play $3.40
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Images, Book 1 - No. 3. Mouvement

Images, Book 1 - No. 3. Mouvement

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
03:17 Play $1.70
4
Images, Book 2 - No. 1. Cloches a travers les feuilles

Images, Book 2 - No. 1. Cloches a travers les feuilles

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
04:23 Play $1.70
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Images, Book 2 - No. 2. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

Images, Book 2 - No. 2. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
04:53 Play $1.70
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Images, Book 2 - No. 3. Poissons d'or

Images, Book 2 - No. 3. Poissons d'or

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
03:41 Play $1.70
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12 Etudes - No. 1. Pour les cinq doigts, "d'apres Monsieur Czerny"

12 Etudes - No. 1. Pour les cinq doigts, "d'apres Monsieur Czerny"

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
03:06 Play $1.70
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12 Etudes - No. 2. Pour les tierces

12 Etudes - No. 2. Pour les tierces

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
03:39 Play $1.70
9
12 Etudes - No. 3. Pour les quartes

12 Etudes - No. 3. Pour les quartes

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
04:54 Play $1.70
10
12 Etudes - No. 4. Pour les sixtes

12 Etudes - No. 4. Pour les sixtes

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
04:00 Play $1.70
11
12 Etudes - No. 5. Pour les octaves

12 Etudes - No. 5. Pour les octaves

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
02:43 Play $1.70
12
12 Etudes - No. 6. Pour les huit doigts

12 Etudes - No. 6. Pour les huit doigts

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
01:38 Play $1.70
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12 Etudes - No. 7. Pour les degres chromatiques

12 Etudes - No. 7. Pour les degres chromatiques

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
02:10 Play $1.70
14
12 Etudes - No. 8. Pour les agrements

12 Etudes - No. 8. Pour les agrements

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
05:03 Play $3.40
15
12 Etudes - No. 9. Pour les notes repetees

12 Etudes - No. 9. Pour les notes repetees

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
03:05 Play $1.70
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12 Etudes - No. 10. Pour les sonorites opposees

12 Etudes - No. 10. Pour les sonorites opposees

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
05:41 Play $3.40
17
Etude retrouvee

Etude retrouvee

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
03:55 Play $1.70
18
12 Etudes - No. 11. Pour les arpeges composes

12 Etudes - No. 11. Pour les arpeges composes

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
04:27 Play $1.70
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12 Etudes - No. 12. Pour les accords

12 Etudes - No. 12. Pour les accords

Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
04:32 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 76 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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This series is a deeply personal project for Bavouzet who has been involved in all aspects of the recording process.  Chosen as 'CD of the Month' by Gramophone.

This album is licensed for download from Chandos Records.

Download includes - cover art, booklet

Here Bavouzet completes his cycles with works at the extreme of his pianistic style; Études Books 1 & 2 and Images Books 1 & 2. Étude retrouvée completes the recording. The Images were the product of Debussy the artlover and derive from his early reading Baudelaire. The Études, on the other hand, look inwards at the properties and possibilities of the musical substance itself. They contain some of Debussy's most demanding piano writing - five of the twelve were never recorded commercially until after 1950. But, despite their difficulty a playful spirit is very much in evidence.

This series is a deeply personal project for Bavouzet who has been involved in all aspects of the recording process.

'This is meaty and powerful Debussy without the cheap perfume or the soggy handshake. The Etudes are especially convincing, and if his Images are the least successful, it is only to make a difference between the two sets of works. Trust me, both the Images and Etudes easily conquer any other modern recording.' Pianist

'Bavouzet is a fascinating Debussy player, not only because of his immensely refined ear for sonority but also his rhythmic flexibility allied to a strong sense of musical architecture... The piano sound is clear and warm and this is an ideal match for Bavouzet's lucid approach to the music. The transparency of textures is one reason his performance of the Images is so effective, revealing much of the inner life of this music, but there is never any sense of dryness. Not only is there an impressive range of colour but the pianist also shows a willingness to use the dynamic range of the piano to the full and there is quite a bit of rubato too. However, this never feels like someone pulling the music around for the sake of it. Quite the reverse - Bavouzet's rhythmic give and take enhances the expressiveness of the music.' International Record Review

CD of the Month: 'I can guarantee readers that this attractively engineered release will reveal more and more details to savour with each rehearing. If you haven't ordered it yet, what are you waiting for?' Gramophone

'Bavouzet's recording contains many beauties: a clear and shining tone, elegantly limpid turns of phrases and all the virtuoso glitter you could wish for.' Classic FM Magazine

'Anyone who doubts Bavouzet's abilities should sample the playful romp though the third of the Images, the quasi-Etude ‘Mouvement', or his beautifully atmospheric ‘et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut'.' BBC Music Magazine

'This is the fourth and final disc in Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's Debussy series for Chandos, and perhaps the most impressive... Bavouzet's performances manage to reconcile perfectly those echoes of the earlier sensuous writing with the newly invented, harder-edged sonorities. He is just as convincing in the two sets on Images as well, whether perfectly gilding the swoops and swirls of Poissons d'Or, or evoking the stately monumentality of Hommage à Rameau.' The Guardian

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