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Best recording/performance of "Clair De Lune" and "Canon in D"

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I am looking for the best recordings/performances of two of my favorite pieces of music, Debussy's "Claire De Lune" and Pachelbel's "Canon in D."  

There are so many versions on Amazon.  Any recommendations?  

16bit/44kHz is ok, but high-resolution would be great.  Maybe in DSD? 

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Check out Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for Debussy's compositions. 

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Check out Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for Debussy's compositions. 

 

I found his "Debussy: Complete Works for Piano" Volumes 1 - 5.  LINKY. Are these the ones you are referring to?  

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I found his "Debussy: Complete Works for Piano" Volumes 1 - 5.  LINKY. Are these the ones you are referring to?  

 

Sure is, that's the ones I have. Bavouzet is a true master. He's highly regarded for his Debussy interpretations, as well as his Ravel, Liszt, Haydn, and Schumann performances. I doubt you're going to find a better combination of performance/production/mastering. But if you want to look around more, Roy Howat is world-renowned for his Debussy work. He's another one to check out. 

 

 

chrisjackson has a great suggestion, as you can get the files in FLAC or ALAC Studio Master for highest quality in the link he posted.


Edited by Origin89 - 3/17/13 at 8:58pm
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Thanks chrisjackson and Origin89

I will be getting the studio masters, starting with Vol. 3 since that one has Clair de Lune.  I think I will eventually get all five volumes in studio master quality; I generally like Debussy's pieces.  This is great!  

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I listened to Volume 3 last night.  Incredible!!!  I loved every moment of it.  I ended up buying volumes 1 and 2 as well.  Will be listening to one tonight and another tomorrow night :-) 

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Glad you enjoyed it. Bavouzet's interpretations are phenomenal. If I had to pick only one rendition of Debussy, he would be it. 1 and 2 are just as beautiful.  

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Now that I'm thinking about it. I'd recommend you listen to 2 first, then 1. As it would be a nice progression from 3, and it has Images Oubliees: Dans le mouvement d'une sarabande and Pour le Piano: II. Sarabande on it, which are another one of my favorites of Debussy. 

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Now that I'm thinking about it. I'd recommend you listen to 2 first, then 1. As it would be a nice progression from 3, and it has Images Oubliees: Dans le mouvement d'une sarabande and Pour le Piano: II. Sarabande on it, which are another one of my favorites of Debussy. 

 

Awww... too late.  I listened to volume 1 last night and planning to listen to volume 3 tonight.  Maybe next time I will go 3, 2, and 1. 

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All good. It doesn't decrease it's value. atsmile.gif

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