Francesco Piemontesi plays Debussy
Francesco Piemontesi, Piano
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Préludes, Livre II
Recorded live on 16 July 2023 at the Church of Zweisimmen
In the first part of the concert, Piemontesi performed Claude Debussy’s second, lesser-known book of Préludes from 1913. Here, the pianist not only impressed with his outstanding virtuosity: He mastered the extremely demanding pieces so effortlessly that the audience almost forgot how complex Debussy’s compositions are. More importantly, Piemontesi succeeded in presenting the magical colour spectrum in Debussy’s work in all its shades and nuances.