Javier Perianes – …les sons et les parfums (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Javier Perianes – …les sons et les parfums (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:14 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Classical
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Chopin and Debussy were two seekers of the absolute who, in their art distilled to the quintessence, succeeded in erasing all traces of their workmanship and their supreme compositional technique. The connections between them are as numerous as they are subtle, never obvious, yet so very profound. The achievement of Javier Perianes here is to have teased out the artistic thread linking two geniuses who soar high above their respective centuries.

‘Such natures as, when they come in contact, at once lay hold of each other, and mutually affect one another, we speak of as having an affinity for the other’, wrote Goethe in Elective Affinities, in an attempt to apply the principles that govern chemical reactions to the world of emotions. Were it possible to ask them, it is most certain that Fryderyk Chopin and Claude Debussy would have gladly conceded to this project bursting with affinities and complicities.“

„Two seekers of the absolute who, through an art distilled to its quintessence, were able to erase all trails of their work and of their extraordinary compositional technique. The connections between them are as numerous as they are subtle, never obvious yet tremendously profound: Javier Perianes’s accomplishment is to retrieve the artistic thread that links these two geniuses rising over their respective centuries.“

01. Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
02. Debussy: Suite bergamasque: III. Clair de lune (Andante très expressif)
03. Chopin: Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major ‘Aeolian Harp’
04. Debussy: Étude XI pour les arpèges composés
05. Chopin: Ballade en Fa Mineur, Op. 52 (Andante con moto)
06. Debussy: Préludes, Premier Livre: IV. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir (Modéré)
07. Chopin: Waltz No. 3 in A minor ‘Grande Valse Brillante’, Op. 34 No. 2
08. Debussy: La plus que lente
09. Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 No. 1 in C major
10. Debussy: Préludes, Premier Livre: I. Danseuses de Delphes (Lent et grave)
11. Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 en Fa Dièse Majeur, Op. 15
12. Debussy: Préludes, Deuxième Livre: VII. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (Lent)
13. Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
14. Debussy: L’Isle joyeuse: Quasi una cadenza – Tempo : Modéré et très souple

Javier Perianes, piano