Alexander Melnikov - Olga Pashchenko Debussy : Préludes du 2e Livre, La Mer

Debussy : Préludes du 2e Livre, La Mer

Alexander Melnikov - Olga Pashchenko

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on June 29, 2018 by harmonia mundi

Main artist: Alexander Melnikov

Genre: Classical > Chamber Music > Solo Piano

Distinctions: Gramophone Editor's Choice (August 2018) - 5 de Diapason (July 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 01:03:23

    Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123 (Claude Debussy)
  1. 1 I. Brouillards. Modéré

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  2. 2 II. Feuilles mortes. Lent et mélancolique

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  3. 3 III. La Puerta del vino. Mouvement de “Habanera”

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  4. 4 IV. Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses. Rapide et léger

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  5. 5 V. Bruyères. Calme

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  6. 6 VI. General Lavine”- excentric. Dans le style et le mouvement d’un Cake-Walk

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  7. 7 VII. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune. Lent

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  8. 8 VIII. Ondine. Scherzando

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  9. 9 IX. Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C. Grave

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  10. 10 X. Canope. Très calme et doucement triste

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  11. 11 XI. Les tierces alternées. Modérément animé

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  12. 12 XII. Feux d’artifice. Modérément animé

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  13. La Mer, L. 109
  14. 13 I. De l’aube à midi sur la mer (Transcribed for four-hand piano)

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Olga Pashchenko, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer, Arranger - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  15. 14 II. Jeux de vagues (Transcribed for four-hand piano)

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Olga Pashchenko, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer, Arranger - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

  16. 15 III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer (Transcribed for four-hand piano)

    Alexander Melnikov, Piano - Olga Pashchenko, Piano - Claude Debussy, Composer, Arranger - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - (P) 2018 harmonia mundi

About

Released as one of nine new albums dedicated to Debussy by harmonia mundi to mark the centenary of the French composer's birth, this volume offers the Second Book of the Preludes played by Alexander Melnikov on an Erard piano. The world of Debussyan piano relied so heavily on timbre that pianists and editors alike often prefer one or another make so as to get a grip on the specificities of the music. Alexander Melnikov is one of those rare Russian artists to take an interest in ancient instruments. This student of Sviatoslav Richter was quickly captivated by this kind of work, working with Andreas Staier and Alexey Lubimov and playing with specialised ensembles like the Concerto Köln or the Berlin Akademie für Alte Musik. His performance of the Preludes by Debussy at London's Wigmore Hall was particularly well received by critics who described the Russian pianist as a "sorcerer" who is highlighting "ravishing", "violent", "terrifying" music. An iridescent orchestral masterpiece, La Mer is difficult to boil down to a four-handed piano piece, and Debussy disowned his transcription, leaving it to André Caplet to prepare another one for two four-handed pianos. Alexandre Melnikov and Olga Pashchenko have taken up the challenge to prove that the auteur's transcription is not at all "unplayable". © François Hudry/Qobuz

Details of original recording:

Recorded October 2016 & June 2017, Teldex Studio Berlin

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