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Donald Macleod picks his way through Debussy's Preludes, one of the composer's most significant contributions to piano literature, and looks at how financial necessity sometimes got in the way of Debussy's lofty artistic ambitions.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes, Book 1, No.11 La danse de Puck

    Krystian Zimmerman (piano)

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4357732.
    • 11.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes, Book 1 6, 7, 8 & 12

    Krystian Zimmerman (piano)

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4357732.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux

    Montréal Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit

    • Decca.
    • 4302402.
    • 4.
  • Claude Debussy

    Syrinx

    Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

    • EMI.
    • CDC5569822.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes Book 2 Nos 8, 7 & 12

    Noriko Ogawa (piano)

    • EMI.
    • CDC5569822.

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