Note: This album is out of stock in most stores. Most pieces on the album are reissued on other CDs listed on this site.
Franck: Prélude, choral et fugue
1 Prelude, Choral
4 Mouvement de menuet
6 Debussy: Clair de lune (Suite Bergamasque)
Debussy: Children's Corner Suite
7 Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
8 Jimbo's Lullaby
9 Serenade for the Doll
10 Snow is Dancing
11 The Little Sheperd
12 Golliwog's Cake-walk
1 Feux d'artifice
2 La Cathédrale engloutie
3 Les Collines d'Anacapri
4 Les Sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
5 La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
6 Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes)
7 La puerta del vino
9 Feuilles mortes
Debussy: Pour le piano
Original recording sessions:
American Record Guide
... some of the most beautiful piano playing you will ever hear.
Moravec's awesome control and imagination make these discs a must for pianophiles.
Here are two CDs of Ivan Moravec's famous Connoisseur Society recordings from the 1960s. Most of the music is Debussy, a composer whose music glows through the pianist's tonal colorations and imagination. You may never hear Clair de Lune played with more beautiful sound and less affected delivery. Moravec's Ravel doesn't sound just like Debussy, as it shouldn't; the tone is just as beautiful but the rhythms are outlined more strongly. The Franck work, his most popular for solo piano, comes off here as sheer magic.
This album includes only a boilerplate biographical note.