Album: Debussy

Images/Children's Corner/Arabesques – Simon Trpceski, EMI
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Simon Trpceski's luminous sound and technical ease make this recital of Debussy piano favourites positively irresistible. Delicate without being fey, unhurried but never sluggish, sensuous and dry, his "Clair de Lune" and two Arabesques have startling freshness. "Children's Corner" is characterised firmly and precisely, Books I and II of "Images" are beautifully contrasted and developed, while the dancing figures and long-legged leaps of "L'isle joyeuse" lie as easily under his fingertips as the broad, honeymooner lyricism of the piu lento. This is subtle, clever, imaginative pianism of the very highest quality.

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