Debussy – Rameau

Víkingur Ólafsson

Debussy – Rameau

With every album, Iceland’s Víkingur Ólafsson consolidates his position as one of music’s most imaginative and communicative pianists. Here, he brings together two composers he considers soulmates, despite their having lived 200 years apart. Easily assimilating Rameau’s harpsichord works for the piano, Ólafsson makes this music live with winning flair and style. His Debussy is equally alluring; these miniatures create images before the eyes as the beautifully recorded piano becomes our guide. Resist the temptation to dip in and out of the album: Let Ólafsson challenge and seduce with his perfectly judged programming. And savor his ravishing transcription, “The Arts and the Hours.”

La damoiselle élue, L. 62: Prélude
1
Le Rappel des oiseaux
2
Rigaudons 1, 2 & Double
3
Musette en rondeau
4
Tambourin
5
La Villageoise
6
Gigues en rondeau 1 & 2
7
Estampes, L. 100: 3. Jardins sous la pluie
8
Children's Corner, L. 113: 3. Serenade for the Doll
9
Children's Corner, L. 113: 4. The Snow Is Dancing
10
Les tendres plaintes
11
Les tourbillons
12
L'entretien des Muses
13
Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: 6. Des pas sur la neige
14
La joyeuse
15
Les Cyclopes
16
The Arts and the Hours
17
Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: 8. La fille aux cheveux de lin
18
Préludes, Book 2, L. 123: 8. Ondine
19
Cinquième concert: 2. La Cupis
20
Quatrième concert: 2. L'indiscrète
21
Quatrième concert: 3. La Rameau
22
23
L’Enharmonique
24
Menuets 1 & 2
25
Les Sauvages
26
L’Égyptienne
27
Images - Book 1, L. 110: 2. Hommage à Rameau
28