Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?

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Looking to get some.  I've only heard Uchida so far and I didn't like her heavy handedness.  Your recommendations?

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Re: Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?
« Reply #1 on: 29 Jan 2016, 07:52 pm »
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

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« Reply #2 on: 29 Jan 2016, 08:31 pm »
richter.

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Re: Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?
« Reply #3 on: 29 Jan 2016, 08:44 pm »
Although he is better known for his Rachmaninoff, Richter was a great interpreter of Debussy.

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« Reply #4 on: 29 Jan 2016, 09:46 pm »
Michel Beroff, specifically his Denon recordings, though his EMI recordings are excellent as well.  There is a new-ish, third release of the Preludes on Lyrinx from 2015, but I've not heard that yet.

Other notables are Michelangeli (DG or any of the multitude of live recordings), Jacques Rouvier, Jean-Rodolphe Kars, Walter Gieseking (his 1930s recordings, in particular), Ivan Moravec, and Daniel Ericourt (albeit in poor sound).

Among young pianists, Francesco Piemontesi's recent release of the Preludes is superb, and though she has not recorded any Debussy yet, I heard Lise de la Salle play six of the Preludes last fall, and she was up there with any name you care to mention.

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Re: Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?
« Reply #5 on: 29 Jan 2016, 10:05 pm »
Would add Paul Jacobs and Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

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Re: Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?
« Reply #6 on: 30 Jan 2016, 04:41 am »
I'd pick Walter Gieseking and Maria Joao Pires. Among young pianists, I like Fan Ya Lin (heard her live performance at RMAF and have her IsoMike CD).

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Re: Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?
« Reply #8 on: 12 Sep 2017, 10:48 pm »
+ 1 for Michelangeli his Bosendorfer was the perfect instrument for the Book I Preludes.  I have been listening to that for many, many years.  Paul Jacobs's recording is good too but it does not compete with ABM.

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Re: Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?
« Reply #9 on: 13 Sep 2017, 12:00 am »
Yoav Talmi: http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/4400

Also there is a curious interesting SACD by rock keyboardist Isao Tomita on Clair de Lune from 1976 the arrangement are synth:
http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/8096


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Re: Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?
« Reply #10 on: 13 Sep 2017, 12:05 am »
Would add Paul Jacobs and Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

2nd the Paul Jacobs rec - a truly different take on the music and one that really clicked with me. 

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Re: Who is your favorite pianist for Debussy's solo work?
« Reply #11 on: 13 Sep 2017, 12:07 am »
I'd pick Walter Gieseking and Maria Joao Pires. Among young pianists, I like Fan Ya Lin (heard her live performance at RMAF and have her IsoMike CD).
+1 on Maria João Pires she is great on Chopin too.

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« Reply #12 on: 13 Sep 2017, 02:52 am »
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