Claude Debussy - The Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1
Bennett Lerner, piano
BRIDGE 9186


$ 14.99

 With this disc, Bennett Lerner embarks upon his survey of Claude Debussy's complete music for piano- some 83 separate pieces that mark one of the great pianistic legacies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Included on this first volume are Book II of the Préludes, the Children's Corner suite, and six other pieces, including the recently (2001) discovered Intermède, written in 1880. Bennett Lerner is well known as a performer of new music and has premiered music by composers including Aaron Copland, David Diamond, Irving Fine, Marc Blitzstein, Roy Harris, Paul Bowles, Samuel Barber and Virgil Thomson. Lerner's primary teachers were the Chilean virtuoso Claudio Arrau, Arrau's assistant, Rafael de Silva, the Cuban pedagogue German Diez, the American composer/pianist Robert Helps, and the Argentine virtuosa Arminda Canteros. Mr. Lerner has lived in Thailand since 1990 and is currently a lecturer in the Music Department of Payap University in Chiang Mai.

 

“There’s much to intrigue and enjoy here, and the best of Bennett Lerner’s Debussy augurs well for future volumes.” - ClassicsToday.com


“From every sonic evidence, this projected set of the complete Debussy piano oeuvre is going to be an excellent acquisition. Attuned to the resonant eroticism which underlies all of Debussy’s experiments in color and rhythm, Lerner contributes his own sense of dynamic shades and tempo rubato to Debussy’s often fastidious demands for color combinations and digital pressures.” - Audiophile Audition

 

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PDF Booklet

Claude Debussy

Danse bohemienne
Arabesque No. 1
Arabesque No. 2
Intermede
The Little Nigar
Reverie
Danse
Children's Corner
Preludes, Book II

Bennett Lerner, piano

BRIDGE 9186

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