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Quote from: Todd on May 11, 2009, 07:23:56 PMFavorites for all the major Debussy works is too much work right now. Suffice it to say that the names I've mentioned thus far (Gieseking, Michelangeli, Ericourt, Beroff (on Denon), Bavouzet, and Heidsieck) are all superb. Richter and ain't too shabby either.
Quote from: Peregrine on May 12, 2009, 12:56:54 AMHow about Osborne on Hyperion? This set has had good reviews:
Quote from: Peregrine on May 11, 2009, 11:23:15 AMThanks, Todd, nice to read some comments. I've been looking at buying some Bavouzet for a while now, both his complete Ravel set and the Debussy discs, so perhaps I should just go for it and grab that first Debussy disc with the Preludes.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 12, 2009, 09:06:33 AMIf you want to get some Bavouzet I really recommend his Haydn disc.
Quote from: Bulldog on May 12, 2009, 09:25:27 AMThanks. I didn't know Bavouzet had recorded any Haydn. It appears to be on the Harmonic label but availability is a problem.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 12, 2009, 12:38:20 PMI know how to solve that problem.You order it from www.micmacmusic.comIt's a horrible website which takes ages to fire up.Don't download the MP3 -- it's crap. I insisted on a refund because of the distortion.Instead click on the link which says something like "to order a CD" -- they will send you the CD with excellent sound for about 15 Euros. It works -- they are a reputable company.
Quote from: Bulldog on May 12, 2009, 12:51:34 PMThanks again.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 12, 2009, 12:38:20 PMIt's a horrible website which takes ages to fire up.
Quote from: Herman on May 13, 2009, 10:22:55 AMThat place is a bitch.
Quote from: Herman on May 13, 2009, 10:22:55 AMThat place is a bitch. Every time you switch to cd - mail order the catalogue gets scrambled again.
Quote from: RexRichter on November 22, 2009, 10:34:56 PMWhat do you all think of Paul Jacobs's rendition of these Preludes? Worth the plunge, perhaps?
Quote from: RexRichter on November 22, 2009, 10:34:56 PMWhat do you all think of Paul Jacobs's rendition of these Preludes?I just came across them today and it seems to me that many reviewers agree that his Debussy in general (Images, Preludes, Estampes, Etudes, and others) is just mind-blowing, even among the best. Worth the plunge, perhaps?
Quote from: Todd on November 23, 2009, 08:20:51 AMIt's quite good, definitely worth the plunge. He's not as nuanced as Michelangeli or Gieseking, and he's not as smooth and beautiful as Bavouzet, nor as adventurous as Heidsieck or Beroff, but overall the set is almost right up there.
Quote from: Dancing Divertimentian on November 23, 2009, 09:15:51 AMI used to own the Preludes by Jacobs (among other Jacobs Debussy) and never got along with his more "straightforward", almost brittle manner. I prefer the more "hammerless" approach envisaged by Debussy though without smudging the musical line - clean but nuanced.Jacobs is more "deep" into the keys and sounds as if he's plunging right into the music whereas I prefer subtlety.
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