Jean-Pierre Armengaud, Olivier Chauzu (piano)
The recently discovered (2008) Premiere Suite d'orchestre for piano four hands, is a large-scale, sonorous work which reveals Debussy's interest in constantly evolving form. Derived in part from his incidental music for the Chansons de Bilitis, an evocation of poetic scenes from an ancient pagan world, Six Epigraphes antiques is a colourful work of considerable creative freedom. The Petite Suite includes such well-loved movements as En bateau and Cortege, while the Marche ecossaise is heard on this recording in its rare first version. A pupil of Yves Nat and Jacques Fevrier, and in Russia of Stanislav Neuhaus, Jean-Pierre Armengaud is one of the leading interpreters of French music from Rameau to Henri Dutilleux. Olivier Chauzu was awarded the Prix Debussy at the Yvonne Lefebure competition at Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Debussy Petite Suite, Marche ecossaise sur un theme populaire (1st version), Six Epigraphes antiques, Premiere Suite d'orchestre
Running Time: 1 hr 2 min