Debussy: Piano Works (2011 - Remaster)

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Debussy: Piano Works (2011 - Remaster) 48:39 $17.98
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1 Suite Bergamasque: Prelude (Moderato [tempo rubato]) 3:33 96/24 Album only
2 Suite Bergamasque: Menuet (Andantino) 3:23 96/24 Album only
3 Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune (Andante tres expressif) 3:15 96/24 Album only
4 Suite Bergamasque: Passepied (Allegretto ma non troppo) 3:45 96/24 Album only
5 Reverie 3:36 96/24 Album only
6 Deux Arabesques: No. 1: Andantino con moto 3:37 96/24 Album only
7 Deux Arabesques: No. 2: Allegretto scherzando 2:53 96/24 Album only
8 Children's Corner: I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 2:21 96/24 Album only
9 Children's Corner: II. Jimbo's Lullaby 3:27 96/24 Album only
10 Children's Corner: III. Serenade for the Doll 3:08 96/24 Album only
11 Children's Corner: IV. The Snow is Dancing 2:19 96/24 Album only
12 Children's Corner: V. The Little Shepherd 2:08 96/24 Album only
13 Children's Corner: VI. Golliwogg's Cake Walk 2:48 96/24 Album only
14 La Plus que lente 3:27 96/24 Album only
15 L'Isle joyeuse 4:59 96/24 Album only

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© 2012 EMI Records Ltd
℗ 1954 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. Digital remastering ℗ 2011 by EMI Records Ltd.


Soloist: Walter Gieseking

On this collection, distinguished pianist Walter Gieseking renders sensational renditions of Debussy’s shorter piano works. Gieseking’s interpretations have become seminal classics with their elegant touch and renowned attention to color and nuance. Gieseking evokes excitement, transparency and fluidity throughout each piece. The recording is highlighted by one of Debussy’s most beloved piano suites, the Suite Bergamasque.

About the Mastering
Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI's archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording's job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.

In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation.

Simon Gibson, January 2012