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Debussy: Préludes, Book 1, L. 117 album art

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso (Excerpt)
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile
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Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
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Ridente la calma, K.152/K.210a (2001 Remastered Version)
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 Op. 63 (1996 Digital Remaster): Allegro moderato

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Walter Gieseking

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It was with the repertoire of French masters that the German pianist Walter Gieseking became most famous. The impressionistic piano writing of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel required the most sensitive touch and attention to color and nuance, and Gieseking's finger acuity, imaginative pedaling, and above all, preternaturally alert ear made him an ideal interpreter of this music. Nevertheless, his own repertoire ranged widely across eras and national boundaries. Largely self-t... Read more

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