Debussy: Preludes, Books I & II

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COMPOSERS: Debussy
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Preludes, Books I & II
PERFORMER: Walter Gieseking (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 965 9312

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A near-unparalleled pianistic sorceror, Gieseking effectively defined Debussy’s piano music for the 20th century. In characterisation and tonal wizardry, these performances still hold their own. Jeremy Siepmann