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Debussy: 12 Etudes - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Debussy: 12 Etudes - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Triton  OVCT-00024

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Instrumental


Debussy: 12 Etudes, Children's Corner, Page d'album, Berceuse héroïque, La plus que lente, Elégie

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

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Comment by SteelyTom - February 14, 2018 (1 of 3)

Can anyone contribute some thoughts about this early Bavouzet recording? He obviously went on to great success with his complete Debussy edition for Chandos, re-recording the Etudes. How does this one compare?

Comment by James Faulkner - April 3, 2018 (2 of 3)

I have posted a short review of this (and the other Bavouzet/Triton release) on Amazon UK, under my name.

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James Faulkner

Comment by James Faulkner - June 8, 2018 (3 of 3)

These are captivating performances, beautifully recorded.

The Etudes as presented by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet are marvels of musical insight and control. Debussy’s studies of tone and rhythm are brought to life with understated virtuosity. Bavouzet plays with great subtlety and fluency and the results are completely engaging.

The Children’s Corner is equally compelling. An entrancing creation of swirling colours and emotions, at no stage does Bavouzet allow Debussy’s whimsical setting for this collection of musical tableaux to become cloying or distracting. As with the Etudes, the recorded sound of the piano is miraculously good.

The recording was made in 1996 but not released by the Japanese label, Octavia Records, until 2005 on SACD. This perhaps explains its obscurity relative to Bavouzet’s more recent recordings of the same material.

James Faulkner