Debussy: Preludes Book I & II (2011 - Remaster)

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Debussy: Preludes Book I & II (2011 - Remaster) 1:10:17 $17.98
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1 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: I. Danseuses de Delphes 3:13 96/24 Album only
2 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: II. Voiles 2:43 96/24 Album only
3 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: III. Le vent dans la plaine 1:58 96/24 Album only
4 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: IV. 'Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir' - Ch. Baudelaire 3:30 96/24 Album only
5 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: V. Les collines d'Anacapri 2:47 96/24 Album only
6 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: VI. Des pas sur la neige 3:29 96/24 Album only
7 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: VII. Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest 2:46 96/24 Album only
8 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin 2:25 96/24 Album only
9 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: IX. La serenade interrompue 2:15 96/24 Album only
10 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: X. La cathedrale engloutie 6:34 96/24 Album only
11 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: XI. La danse de Puck 2:27 96/24 Album only
12 Preludes Books I & II, Book 1: XII. Minstrels 2:15 96/24 Album only
13 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: I. Brouillards 2:50 96/24 Album only
14 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: II. Feuilles mortes 3:03 96/24 Album only
15 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: III. La Puerta del Vino 2:50 96/24 Album only
16 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: IV. 'Les fees sont d'exquises danseuses' 2:47 96/24 Album only
17 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: V. Bruyeres 2:34 96/24 Album only
18 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: VI. 'General Lavine' - excentric 2:28 96/24 Album only
19 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: VII. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune 3:50 96/24 Album only
20 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: VIII. Ondine 2:50 96/24 Album only
21 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: IX. Hommage a S. Pickwick, Esq., P.P.M.P.C. 2:09 96/24 Album only
22 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: X. Canope 2:46 96/24 Album only
23 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: XI. Les tierces alternees 2:26 96/24 Album only
24 Preludes Books I & II, Book 2: XII. Feux d'artifice 3:22 96/24 Album only

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© 2012 EMI Records Ltd.
℗ 1953 (Bk I) & 1955 (Bk II) The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by EMI Records Ltd. Digital remastering ℗ 2011 by EMI Records Ltd.


THIS ALBUM DOWNLOAD FEATURES HIGH RESOLUTION COVER ART ONLY. LINER NOTES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

Debussy composed and published his celebrated 24 Preludes in two books. On this breathtaking audiophile download, Walter Gieseking delivers flawless renditions of these treasured pieces. His playing is thoughtful and precise, captured with pristine clarity. Bryce Morrison declared the album is incomparable and should be in every musician’s library.

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