Debussy: Etudes & Pour Le Piano

Steven Osborne

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA68409

Release Date:  03 November 2023

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571284095

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    Debussy may have stipulated 'mains formidables' as the requirement for pianists tackling his Études, but they need a lot more besides. It's clear from these magisterial performances that Steven Osborne's 'formidable hands' are always at the service of a profound musical intelligence.


    International Piano Recording of the Month

    "rarely have mastery and sensitivity been so meticulously and awe-inspiringly combined. Of trenchancy and finesse are at the far from-still centre of the Etudes, then Osborne's realisation of contradictory elements, of pragmatism and poetry, of profound mystery and ambiguity, is unsurpassed." – International Piano

    CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Early and late piano pieces (CDA68390)

    "A total delight"- BBC Music Magazine

    "I was transfixed by the beauty and clarity of this recital." - BBC Music Magazine SERGEI RACHMANINOV: Piano Sonata No 1 & Moments musicaux (CDA68365)

    "I can't imagine this being better played."- BBC Record Review

    "When [Osborne] pulls the full stops out, it's awe-inspiring...the ultimate build in the finale is astounding."- BBC Music Magazine

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Etudes, L143 I. Pour Les Cinq Doigts (D'apres Monsieur Czerny)
      • 2. II. Pour Les Tierces
      • 3. III. Pour Les Quartes
      • 4. Iv. Pour Les Sixtes
      • 5. V. Pour Les Octaves
      • 6. Vi. Pour Les Huit Doigts
      • 7. Vii. Pour Les Degres Chromatiques
      • 8. Viii. Pour Les Agrements
      • 9. Ix. Pour Les Notes Repetees
      • 10. X. Pour Les Sonorites Opposees
      • 11. Xi. Pour Les Arpeges Composes
      • 12. Xii. Pour Les Accords
      • 13. Pour Le Piano, L95 I. Prelude
      • 14. II. Sarabande
      • 15. III. Toccata
      • 16. La Plus Que Lente, L128
      • 17. Berceuse Heroique, L140
      • 18. Etude Retrouvee