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Published on Sep 20, 2009
Michelangeli and Debussy - the two names bring to mind beautiful masterpieces for piano. That is what was produced whenever the master pianist, Michelangeli, sat down at a piano to play Debussy, as he did here in the complete cycle of Debussy's Preludes, Book (Livre) 1, a group of tone poems, along with Book 2, in the form of Preludes for Piano.
The fifth piece is 'Les collines d'Anacapri' which translates to "The hills of Capri", referring to the island off the coast of Italy (Debussy, though he never visited Italy, loved the music of Italy and many of his works were tributes to the country and their music). Debussy marked the tempo of the piece as 'Tres modere'.