Editors’ Notes Following two fine recordings of Chopin, the 2015 Chopin Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho ushers in a Debussy centennial (he died in 1918) with this beautifully judged album. The two books of Images are done with great style and a ravishing feel for their color and texture—he really brings out the different Impressionist moods of each of the six movements. He plays Children’s Corner with wit and a fine feeling for the piece’s visual prompts, while the Suite bergamasque is handled with enormous sensitivity (“Clair de lune” is gorgeous). “L’isle joyeuse,” almost a pendant to the Suite bergamasque, is an imaginative finale.

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Images, 1ere série, L. 110
Images, 1ere série, L. 110: I. Reflets dans l'eau
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Images, 1ere série, L. 110: II. Hommage à Rameau
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Images, 1ere série, L. 110: III. Mouvement
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Images, 2ème série, L. 111, L. 111
Images, 2ème série, L. 111: I. Cloches à travers les feuilles
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Images, 2ème série, L. 111: II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
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Images, 2ème série, L. 111: III. Poissons d'or
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Children's Corner, L. 113
Children's Corner, L. 113: I. Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum
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Children's Corner, L. 113: II. Jimbo's Lullaby
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Children's Corner, L. 113: III. Serenade for the Doll
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Children's Corner, L. 113: IV. The Snow Is Dancing
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Children's Corner, L. 113: V. The Little Shepherd
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Children's Corner, L. 113: VI. Golliwog's Cakewalk
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Suite bergamasque, L. 75
Suite bergamasque, L. 75: I. Prélude
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Suite bergamasque, L. 75: II. Menuet
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Suite bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune
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Suite bergamasque, L. 75: IV. Passepied
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L'isle joyeuse, L. 106
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