Claude Debussy - Preludes
Format: COMPACT DISC
With the 24 Préludes, Debussy produced a masterpiece of musical Impressionism. In contrast with the predominant currents of classical music before and during Debussy’s time, most of them seem to lack structure. They incarnate a spirit of musical freedom, openness and flexibility in terms of material, expressive potential and influences – traits which, at the time, were revolutionary. The cycle of Préludes is a marvelous world of sound that draws its inspiration from the most diverse sources: nature, fairy-tales, mythology, painting, literature, sculpture, and dance, as well as real people and fictional characters – a profusion of enthralling impressions experienced at one time or another by the composer. Ever since winning seven prizes at the Concours Olivier Messiaen piano contemporain 2003 in Paris and the Concours International de piano d'Orléans 2006, Prodromos Symeonidis has gained worldwide recognition as an outstanding interpreter of contemporary music and classical music in general. His playing has elicited enthusiasm and praise from some of the world's top musicians and critics.