CD Claude Debussy
Hear the beautifully gauged textures that Piet Kuijken is able to produce. He is partnered very ably by Wieland Kuijken; indeed, one gets the distinct feeling throughout the disc that this family have played these pieces many times at home for sheer pleasure.
In the Cello Sonata, the players find the ideal middle ground between the taut, businesslike historical account by Maréchal and Casadesus (1930) and the loose, personal one by Rostropovich and Britten.
This is a very impressive recording, and it serves to remind us of the strong links that Belgians have had with Debussy's music, beginning with Maeterlinck and Ysaÿe in 1893.
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