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Albums by Alexei Lubimov

Claude Debussy: Préludes
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
mp3 and booklet included
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Préludes (Premier Livre): Danseuses De … Préludes (Premier Livre): Danseuses De Delphes 3:16    
Album only
Track length:3:16
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124101
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Préludes (Premier Livre): Voiles Préludes (Premier Livre): Voiles 4:00    
Album only
Track length:4:00
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124102
3
Préludes (Premier Livre): Le Vent Dans … Préludes (Premier Livre): Le Vent Dans La Plaine 2:13    
Album only
Track length:2:13
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124103
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Préludes (Premier Livre): "Les Sons Et … Préludes (Premier Livre): "Les Sons Et Les Parfums Tournent Dans L'air Du Soir" L'air Du Soir 3:31    
Album only
Track length:3:31
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124104
5
Préludes (Premier Livre): Les Collines … Préludes (Premier Livre): Les Collines D'anacapri 2:53    
Album only
Track length:2:53
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124105
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Préludes (Premier Livre): Des Pas Sur L… Préludes (Premier Livre): Des Pas Sur La Neige 3:52    
Album only
Track length:3:52
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124106
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Préludes (Premier Livre): Ce Qu'a Vu Le… Préludes (Premier Livre): Ce Qu'a Vu Le Vent D'ouest 3:25    
Album only
Track length:3:25
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124107
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Préludes (Premier Livre): La Fille Aux … Préludes (Premier Livre): La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin 2:28    
Album only
Track length:2:28
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124108
9
Préludes (Premier Livre): La Sérénade I… Préludes (Premier Livre): La Sérénade Interrompue 2:48    
Album only
Track length:2:48
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124109
10
Préludes (Premier Livre): La Cathédrale… Préludes (Premier Livre): La Cathédrale Engloutie 6:08    
Album only
Track length:6:08
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124110
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Préludes (Premier Livre): La Danse De P… Préludes (Premier Livre): La Danse De Puck 2:57    
Album only
Track length:2:57
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124111
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Préludes (Premier Livre): Minstrels Préludes (Premier Livre): Minstrels 2:25    
Album only
Track length:2:25
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124112
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Trois Nocturnes: Nuages Trois Nocturnes: Nuages 6:49    
Album only
Track length:6:49
Artist: Alexei Lubimov & Alexei Zuev
Performer: Alexei Zuev
Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124113
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Trois Nocturnes: Fêtes Trois Nocturnes: Fêtes 5:49    
Album only
Track length:5:49
Artist: Alexei Lubimov & Alexei Zuev
Performer: Alexei Zuev
Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124114
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Trois Nocturnes: Sirènes Trois Nocturnes: Sirènes 10:54    
Album only
Track length:10:54
Artist: Alexei Lubimov & Alexei Zuev
Performer: Alexei Zuev
Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124115
16
Prélude À L'après-Midi D'un Faune Prélude À L'après-Midi D'un Faune 8:48    
Album only
Track length:8:48
Artist: Alexei Lubimov & Alexei Zuev
Performer: Alexei Zuev
Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124201
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Brouillards Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Brouillards 3:54    
Album only
Track length:3:54
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124202
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Feuilles Mor… Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Feuilles Mortes 2:58    
Album only
Track length:2:58
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124203
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): La Puerta De… Préludes (Deuxième Livre): La Puerta Del Vino 3:28    
Album only
Track length:3:28
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124204
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Les Fées Son… Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Les Fées Sont D'exquises Danseuses 3:12    
Album only
Track length:3:12
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124205
21
Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Bruyères Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Bruyères 3:09    
Album only
Track length:3:09
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124206
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): General Lavi… Préludes (Deuxième Livre): General Lavine - Excentric 2:44    
Album only
Track length:2:44
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124207
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): La Terrasse … Préludes (Deuxième Livre): La Terrasse Des Audiences Du Clair De Lune 4:12    
Album only
Track length:4:12
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124208
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Ondine Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Ondine 3:11    
Album only
Track length:3:11
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124209
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Hommage À S.… Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Hommage À S. Pickwick Esq. P.p.m.p.c. 2:36    
Album only
Track length:2:36
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124210
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Canope Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Canope 3:02    
Album only
Track length:3:02
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124211
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Les Tierces … Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Les Tierces Alternées 2:40    
Album only
Track length:2:40
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124212
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Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Feux D'artif… Préludes (Deuxième Livre): Feux D'artifice 4:49    
Album only
Track length:4:49
Artist: Alexei Lubimov
Performer: Alexei Lubimov
Genre: piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Claude Debussy
ISRC: DEB331124213
Digital booklet Album only

CD 1

Préludes premier livre
Danseuses de Delphes
Voiles
Le vent dans la plaine
"Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir"
Les collines d'Anacapri
Des pas sur la neige
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
La fille aux cheveux de lin
La sérénade interrompue
La cathédrale engloutie
La danse de Puck
Minstrels

Alexei Lubimov Bechstein (1925)

Trois Nocturnes
Transcription pour 2 pianos 4 mains par Maurice Ravel

Nuages
Fêtes
Sirènes

Alexei Lubimov Steinway (1913)
Alexei Zuev Bechstein (1925)

CD 2

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Transcription pour deux pianos par Claude Debussy


Alexei Lubimov Bechstein (1925)
Alexei Zuev Steinway (1913)

Préludes deuxième livre
Brouillards
Feuilles mortes
La puerta del vino
Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses
Bruyères
General Lavine - excentric
La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
Ondine
Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C.
Canope
Les tierces alternées
Feux d'artifice

Alexei Lubimov Steinway (1913)

Recorded April 2011

ECM New Series 2241_42

Debussy is closer to the expressionism of Schoenberg than to the chiselled sonorities of a Chopin or the extravagant virtuosity of a Liszt, even if his refined art can still be seen in the line of tradition of 19th-century music. This is frequently forgotten in the interpretation as well as the assessment of his oeuvre. Debussy himself decried the concept of musical impressionism because he feared, rightly, that superficial refinement would degenerate into musical mist, concealing the subtleties of a new musical idiom and its structural logic. Thus, for example, instead of heading his 24 “Préludes” in two books with programmatic titles in his autograph score, he appended them at the bottom of the individual pieces. Perhaps, even though their popularity makes it almost impossible, we ought simply to forget about the titles when playing or listening to these pieces and recall something else that Debussy once said: “Music is a free art gushing forth, an open-air art boundless as the elements, the wind, the sky, the sea.” It is in this manner – sans rigeur, as Debussy repeatedly marked his music – that Alexei Lubimov plays the “Préludes”. The recording also contains the “Trois Nocturnes” in Maurice Ravel’s two-piano transcription as well as a two-piano arrangement of Debussy’s seminal orchestral masterpiece, the “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune”.

About Alexei Lubimov:

Lubimov plays the 1913 Steinway (“divinely soft in pianissimo, resonant and marvellously suitable for unexpected colours”) on the second book of Preludes. On the first book he plays a 1925 Bechstein (“clear, sharply-etched, translucent and light, even in complex textures”). The instruments are heard together in the pieces arranged for two pianos. On the “Trois Nocturnes” (in the two piano transcription by Ravel), Lubimov plays the Steinway and Zuev the Bechstein, on “Prélude à l’après midi d’un faun” (in Debussy’s own transcription) vice versa.

The work of Claude Debussy is, arguably, closer to the expressionism of Schoenberg than to the chiselled sonorities of a Chopin or the extravagant virtuosity of a Liszt, even if his refined art can still be seen in the line of tradition of 19th-century music. Debussy himself decried the concept of ‘impressionism’, the musical tendency with which he is most often identified, because he feared that superficial refinement might concea...