- Recorded in Paris on February 2012 (Église de la rue Titon)
- Sound recording, artistic direction:
François Eckert (Sonomaître)
- Editing: Alice Legros
- Illustrations : Axel Arno
Philippe Bianconi has achieved recognition as one of France’s most accomplished instrumentalists despite his reluctance to embrace the capital. The interpretion of French music has always been of great importance in his repertoire.
"Debussy has always been part of my life" says the pianist about the composer so close to his heart. Discophiles have been impatiently awaiting his recording of the towering Préludes, but Philippe Bianconi has taken his time before entering the studio to capture what he calls “the quintessence of Debussy’s art”. Beneath his fingertips, which conjugate a profound attention to detail with an irresistible poetic imagination, the art of Claude de France reveals all its riches and its startling modernity.
The enchanting sonorities and the density of Philippe Bianconi’s interpretation make his new CD a major addition to the list of great versions of the Préludes, enhanced by the exceptional sound quality of the recording itself, to which the pianist has devoted particular attention.
Table of contents
Book I (1909-1910)
1Danseuses de Delphes
3Le vent dans la plaine
4Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir