Debussy: Études, Children's Corner
Aleck Karis, piano
This recording presents two of Claude Debussy's enduring masterpieces- the Children's Corner suite (1908), and his brilliant- Études (Books 1 & 2) (1915), played by the American pianist, Aleck Karis. Mr. Karis has performed recitals, chamber music, and concertos across the Americas, Europe, Japan,and China. His six solo discs for Bridge Records include music of Chopin/Carter/Schumann (BRIDGE 9001) Mozart (BRIDGE 9011), Stravinsky (BRIDGE 9051), Cage (BRIDGE 9081A/B) Feldman/Webern/Wolpe (BRIDGE 9420) and Poulenc (BRIDGE 9459). Karis studied piano with William Daghlian, Artur Balsam and Beveridge Webster. He is a distinguished professor of music at the University of California, San Diego.
"Karis displays a precise and elegant touch, his interpretations at all times thoughtfully nuanced. His playing is refined and sensitively articulated, with just the right amount of tempo rubato.” - theWholeNote
“Beautifully performed, and beautifully recorded. That’s what makes this release stand out in a crowded field.” - WTJU91.1fm
“Aleck Karis once again reveals himself the avid proponent of new music or, in the case of Debussy’s Etudes, older path-bnreaking music still in need of being better understood. Karis’ performances endow them all with the vivid life that Debussy intended.” - Atlanta Audio Club
“Aleck Karis plays with a robustness that I think the composer would have applauded and encouraged.” - Performing Arts Monterey Bay
Children's Corner (1908)