Although Claude Debussy, born near Paris in 1862 and the thirteen years younger Basque Maurice Ravel had very different personalities, they were united through their music in the extension and even intermittent suspension of the borders of traditional tonality and the deviation of their rythmic structures from their customary course – Volodymyr Lavrynenko and argovia philharmonic present the two chief protagonists of French Impressionism.

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Concerto en sol pour piano & orchestre
Piano Concerto in G major
1. I Allegramente 8:48
2. II Adagio assai 9:33
3. III Presto 4:05
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Images 1ère série
Images 1st series
4. I Reflets dans l‘eau 5:18
5. II Hommage à Rameau 7:10
6. III Mouvement 3:51
Maurice Ravel
Valses nobles et sentimentales
7. I Modéré – très franc 1:23
8. II Assez lent – avec une expression intense 2:28
9. III Modéré 1:32
10. IV Assez animé 1:08
11. V Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime 1:31
12. VI Vif 0:41
13. VII Moins vif 3:03
14. VIII Épilogue: Lent 5:05
Total time: 55:36

 

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