The “Ideal” Debussy Etudes on Between the Keys, February 8th and 9th
For Episode 346 of the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler presents the twelve Debussy Etudes, with twelve different pianists. That's one pianist for each etude, and no artist is repeated.
“One shouldn’t look at this ‘ideal’ Debussy Etude roster in terms of ‘definitive’ performances, because there are way too many excellent interpretations out there in CD land,” explains Distler. “However, there's not one weak link among the performances, at least I don’t think so! More importantly, they represent a wide range of generations and interpretive styles.”
Distler won’t reveal who specifically interprets each etude: "You have to tune in to find out!." But he did agree to mention the twelve pianists. In no particular order, they are Charles Rosen, Vladimir Horowitz, Ann Schein, Jacques Fevriér, Anne Queféllec, Paul Jacobs, Anatol Vedernikov, Mitsuko Uchida, Livia Rev, Philippe Cassard, Martino Tirimo and Walter Gieseking.
Tune into Between the Keys this Tuesday February 8th at 10:00 PM, with a rebroadcast Wednesday February 9th at noon, exclusively on The Classical Network and WWFM.org