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listen  1. Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune 5:11$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. La plus que lente 4:46$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. 2 Arabesques: Arabeque No. 1 5:08$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Children's Corner: The snow is dancing 2:53$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Children's Corner: The little shepherd 2:54$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Children's Corner: Golliwog's cakewalk 3:07$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Estampes: La soiree dans Grenade 5:29$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Estampes: Jardins sous la pluie 3:46$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. 2 Arabesques: Arabesque No. 2 3:36$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen12. Danse, "Tarentelle styrienne" : Danse (Tarantelle styrienne) 5:14$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen14. Images, Book 1: No. 1. Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections in the water) 5:17$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen15. Images, Book 2: No. 3. Poissons d'or (Goldfish) 3:54$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen18. Preludes, Book 1: No. 8: La fille aux cheveux de lin 2:15$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen19. Preludes, Book 1: No. 12: Minstrels 2:07$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen20. Preludes, Book 1: No. 10: La cathedrale engloutie 5:53$0.89  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B0001N9ZCA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,720 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Pianist Francois-Joel Thiollier tackles Debussy's "Clair de Lune" and other classical piano songs.

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Love his music.
Melissa Camilini
I had heard about this music from the Twilight Movie and since listening to the CD, I am impressed to buy other music like it.
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It is very relaxing and stimulating at the same time.
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Francois-Joël Thiollier has recorded much of Debussy's piano music for Naxos. This CD appears to be a 'favorites' album drawn from several previous issues. The most familiar and probably the best-loved Debussy pieces are here, beginning with a dreamy (but somewhat soupily-recorded) 'Clair de lune' ('Moonlight'). [The cover illustration is a nice reproduction of Eugène Boudin's gorgeous 'The Effect of the Moon.'] As of yet Amazon has not listed the contents, so I shall do so: Clair de lune, La plus que lente, Arabesque Nos. 1 & 2, Le petit nègre, excerpts from The Children's Corner (The snow is dancing, The little shepherd, Golliwog's cakewalk), La soirée dans Grénade, Jardin sous la pluie, Valse romantique, Tarantelle styrienne, Toccata, Reflets dans l'eau, Poissons d'or, Mazurka, Révérie, The Girl with the Golden Hair, and The Engulfed Cathedral.
Thiollier often takes slower than usual tempi, and he often sounds rather deliberate or even stodgy as a result. This is not to say there aren't some quicker tempi taken: 'Le petit nègre' starts off with a real Gottschalkian verve, but when he comes to the second theme he backs off. 'Poissons d'or' ('Goldfish') swim excitedly (and beautifully). 'The snow is dancing' all right, but it seems to be doing a sarabande. These are pretty straight interpretations; one misses the drama or sadness in, say, Golliwog's Cakewalk. I think one problem in all these performances is a lack of crisp articulation. Debussy's soft-edged harmonies can lead a pianist to play in a flaccid, dreamy fashion and that works for some of the pieces, but on the whole Debussy requires more rhythmic spine, and that is often lacking here.
The primary thing going for this compilation is the price.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl A. Wilson on November 27, 2010
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I have lost track of the amount of time I have spent listening to this wonderful song. The others on the CD are wonderful also, but Clare de lune is my all time favorite, and it has been since I was just a little girl. I wish I had a piano, I would simply learn to play this song, it is so beautiful, and if I could learn that one, I do believe I would be content to just play it.
If you want truly wonderul music, buy this, you will not be sorry.
Cheryl
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Pruitt on April 14, 2010
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If you like lovely piano music, you will LOVE this. Great dinner music. And Clair de lune is the missing song from the Twilight soundtrack. Greatly missed. That is why I bought this, and the whole album is fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Todd on October 17, 2013
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I love the music "Clair De Lune" So romantic and soft. BUT there is a problem with the volume on my copy. I have to crank it up to max to hear it. It may just be my CD's problem. I should have returned it and had another one sent.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Misti L. Mclain on March 17, 2009
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Debussy's work collected here is beautiful! Thank you for a great experience I can keep repeating.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Biblibio VINE VOICE on April 25, 2007
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Collections are tricky. Either they fulfill your needs perfectly, leading to you wanting more, or they don't fulfill enough, leading to you wanting more. Either way, you're left with the uncomfortable feeling that "something"'s missing. Is that the case with this "favorites" CD? Yes.

Oh, this is a nice enough collection to get you into a Debussy mood, but after listening to it, I felt frustrated. Why, I thought, did I buy a collection? Now I would have to find MORE. Yes, I got the generic favorites. I now have "Clair de lune" and "Reverie" (my reasons for purchasing the CD), but the musical beauty made me want more and more, to the point where I got very frustrated. After all, collections only give you a taste. Now I need to find... MORE.

The rain quality can be either a plus or a minus. By "rain quality" I'm referring to a slightly fuzzy sound. Not the best quality, that is. It sounds like the radio on a rainy day, so while getting you in the mood perfectly, it's a bit... well. It's of lower quality, though it does enhance the mood. I personally like it, but facts are facts.

While I listen to this CD often, I think that it's probably better just to jump straight to full CDs. No snippets. While enjoyable, it's not amazing and it leaves you with the slight sense of, "...well?". So... well?
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This is a well produced and honorable interpretation of Debussy's work. Amongst classical compositions, I prefer that which soothes and calms. Debussy, truly is inspired with his pieces and they will leave you with a sense of serenity and peace. Delightful to hear! Any appreciator of the classics needs to have Debussy in his collection. This recording is a fine introduction to his contribution to the music world.
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By Carole Giarmo on May 11, 2014
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Beautiful CD of some of Debussey's best works. Very good quality and I was vary happy with it.
The cover was also beautiful
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