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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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Debussy: Images, Book 2, L. 120: II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
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Le tombeau de Couperin, M.68, IMR 51: No. 1 in E Minor, Prélude. Vif
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Prélude, M.65, IMR 37

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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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