Seong-Jin Cho - Debussy (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Seong-Jin Cho - Debussy (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Seong-Jin Cho - Debussy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:38 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With "a poetic sensibility that evokes the fantastical sound world of the early Romantics" (San Francisco Chronicle), 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho explores the music of Claude Debussy in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death. Seong-Jin Cho’s third album on Deutsche Grammophon features Debussy’s most popular works and cycles, such as Images I & II, Suite Bergamasque and Children’s Corner.

In his latest recording the 23-year-old South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho presents an all-Debussy programme. Debussy follows Cho’s two best-selling Chopin recordings.

It is entirely fitting that Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, should now turn to Debussy. Towards his life’s close, the French composer edited the piano works of Chopin, an experience that reignited his creativity, opening his heart to music he had loved since childhood. In turn, Cho’s connection to Debussy runs deep. He performed "Golliwogg’s Cake-walk" from Children’s Corner as part of his first public recital at the age of eleven, and his passion for the composer developed in parallel with his exploration of Chopin. He was therefore delighted to have the opportunity of commemorating the centenary of Debussy’s death, which falls in March 2018, with his own tribute.

Since childhood, Cho has felt many affinities with Debussy and he was keen to mark the centenary in his own style. The album features both books of Images, each comprising three pieces of breathtaking imagination, in company with Children’s Corner and Suite Bergamasque, the latter including the hugely popular "Clair de lune". Rounding things off in jubilant fashion is the beautiful "L’Isle joyeuse".

Cho’s album begins with music that sounds as if it could have existed for all eternity, despite bearing the hallmarks of what its composer described as "the most recent discoveries of harmonic chemistry." The enigmatic opening of “Reflets dans l’eau” from Images I sets the mood for the pianist’s tribute to one of the last century’s most original creative minds. He goes on to perform the remaining works of the two books of Images, bringing out every subtle nuance of music that demands true virtuosity. The Children’s Corner suite offers inventiveness, fantasy and touches of humour followed by the elegant Suite bergamasque, at whose heart lies the haunting "Clair de lune". Rounding off proceedings is L’Isle joyeuse whose atmospheric, energetic writing makes it the ideal finale to this homage to Debussy.

Tracklist:

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

01. Debussy: Images I, L. 110-1. Reflets dans l'eau
02. Debussy: Images I, L. 110-2. Hommage à Rameau
03. Debussy: Images I, L. 110-3. Mouvement
04. Debussy: Images II, L. 111-1. Cloches à travers les feuilles
05. Debussy: Images II, L. 111-2. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
06. Debussy: Images II, L. 111-3. Poissons d'or
07. Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-1. Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum
08. Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-2. Jimbo's Lullaby
09. Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-3. Serenade For The Doll
10. Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-4. The Snow Is Dancing
11. Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-5. The Little Shepherd
12. Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-6. Golliwog's Cakewalk
13. Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75-1. Prélude
14. Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75-2. Menuet
15. Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75-3. Clair de lune
16. Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75-4. Passepied
17. Debussy: L'isle joyeuse, L. 106

Personnel:
Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Myung-Whun Chung, piano
Staatskapelle Dresden
London Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-11-17 09:52:29

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Analyzed: Seong-Jin Cho / Debussy
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR17 -0.35 dB -25.34 dB 5:44 01-Debussy: Images I, L. 110-1. Reflets dans l'eau
DR17 -1.76 dB -25.38 dB 7:05 02-Debussy: Images I, L. 110-2. Hommage à Rameau
DR14 -0.30 dB -20.33 dB 3:30 03-Debussy: Images I, L. 110-3. Mouvement
DR16 -4.62 dB -28.04 dB 4:33 04-Debussy: Images II, L. 111-1. Cloches à travers les feuilles
DR16 -12.33 dB -35.24 dB 5:57 05-Debussy: Images II, L. 111-2. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
DR14 -0.39 dB -20.98 dB 4:23 06-Debussy: Images II, L. 111-3. Poissons d'or
DR14 -3.22 dB -23.12 dB 2:22 07-Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-1. Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum
DR14 -11.54 dB -32.36 dB 3:41 08-Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-2. Jimbo's Lullaby
DR14 -8.91 dB -28.93 dB 2:42 09-Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-3. Serenade For The Doll
DR14 -7.15 dB -27.74 dB 2:29 10-Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-4. The Snow Is Dancing
DR15 -7.22 dB -31.96 dB 2:54 11-Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-5. The Little Shepherd
DR15 -0.89 dB -23.00 dB 2:59 12-Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113-6. Golliwog's Cakewalk
DR15 -1.45 dB -22.55 dB 4:31 13-Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75-1. Prélude
DR13 -3.10 dB -23.45 dB 4:16 14-Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75-2. Menuet
DR16 -4.84 dB -28.91 dB 5:31 15-Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75-3. Clair de lune
DR14 -4.98 dB -25.35 dB 3:55 16-Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75-4. Passepied
DR13 -0.30 dB -18.67 dB 6:15 17-Debussy: L'isle joyeuse, L. 106
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Number of tracks: 17
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2243 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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