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Préludes et Images

Jos van Immerseel

Claude Debussy

SKU: 4892

Year of release: 1992

Préludes 41:43
1. Prélude No I Claude Debussy 03:34
2. Prélude No II Claude Debussy 03:39
3. Prélude No III Claude Debussy 02:29
4. Prélude No IV Claude Debussy 03:27
5. Prélude No V Claude Debussy 03:05
6. Prélude No VI Claude Debussy 04:54
7. Prélude No VII Claude Debussy 03:43
8. Prélude No VIII Claude Debussy 02:42
9. Prélude No IX Claude Debussy 02:33
10. Prélude No X Claude Debussy 06:10
11. Prélude No XI Claude Debussy 03:06
12. Prélude No XII Claude Debussy 02:14
Images 12:32
13. Lent (Mélancolique et doux) Claude Debussy 03:37
14. Dans un mouvement d'une "Sarabande",c'est-à-dire avec une élégance grâve et lente Claude Debussy 04:20
15. Quelques aspects de "Nous n'irons plus aubois parce qu'il fait un temps insupportable" Claude Debussy 04:33
Total time: 54:15

About this album

Debussy was strongly attracted by the title ‘Images’. He used it for the three groups of three pieces each all of which have meanwhile become a familiar part of the repertoire: the ‘Images’ I (1905) and 11 (1907) for piano and the ‘Trois Images’ for orchestra, composed between 1905 and 1912. Less well known is another group of three ‘Images’ composed as early as 1894, but not published until 1978. For this reason, they are not mentioned in several of the composer’s biographies. The word ‘oublies’ was only added to the title by the publisher, Arthur Hore.

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CD Review

(...) he also gives us the impression (impressively captured by the Channel sound crew) that we truly are inside the music and inside the world of Debussy- a treat that we rarely experience on any recording


(...) "an unprecedented spectrum of tone" (...)

Fono Forum

(...) Trots Verwendung eines ‘Originalinstruments’ empfehlenswert.


(...) Zijn spel straalt grote vitaliteit, kennis van de materie en subtiliteit uit. (...) Preludes & Images is een van de interessantste Debussy - uitgaven van de laatste tijd.(...)


(...) An altogether remarkable issue.

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSony digital Editor 3000
Mastering EngineerBert van der Wolf
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS900
Recording DateJune 1992
Recording LocationResnswoude - The Netherlands
EditingBert van der Wolf
Recording EngineerBert van der Wolf
ProducerTed Diehl