Soundbite 60: A sixty-word précis-review of the latest CD releases
Préludes [selections from Books I & II]
Jorge Bolet (piano)
Recorded (for Decca) September 1989 in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
CD No: NEWTON CLASSICS 8802026 Duration: 60 minutes Reviewed: October 2010
Debussy Préludes/Jorge Bolet
...a sixty-word review by Colin Anderson
Jorge Bolet chooses sixteen from Debussy’s 24 Préludes, including the first and last, and brings each one alive, running the gamut from hypnotic to brightly edgy – through old-world flexibility Bolet brings-out the fantasy-narrative inherent in the pieces. ‘The Girl with Flaxen Hair’ is a winsome creature, ‘The Engulfed Cathedral’ an underwater leviathan towering to majesty, and ‘Fireworks’ a dazzling light-show.