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Starry Night

Starry Night

Starry Night
Artist: Michael Lewin
Genre: Instrumental
Price: $19.99 
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Starry Night is Michael Lewin’s fourth studio recording for Sono Luminus, providing the companion disc to his critically-praised Beau Soir (DSL-92175), containing the Debussy Préludes Book II and other works. Starry Night opens with worldly “Estampes" (Prints) (1903), which contains three movements: Pagodes (Pagodas), La soirée dans Grenade (Evening in Granada), and Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the Rain). It follows with the delightfully impressionistic “Arabesque No.1 in E Major” (1888), “Golliwog’s cake walk” (1908), “Les soirs illuminés par lardeur du charbon” (Evenings lit by the burning coals) (1917), and of course “Nuit d’etoiles” (Starry Night) (1880). “Nuit d’etoiles” was written by Debussy when he was 18 for voice and piano, using a setting of a poem by Banvile. Koji Attwood made a stunning transcription for solo piano, making its debut recording on this album. The album finishes with Debussy’s iconic “12 Préludes, Book I” written in 1910. Lewin adds a refreshing grace to these traditionally revered pieces.


Michael Lewin


Claude Debussy

1. I. Pagodes
2. II. La soirée dans Grenade
3. III. Jardin sous la pluie

4. Arabesque No. 1 in E Major
5. Golliwog’s cake walk
6. “Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon”
7. Nuit d’etoiles

Préludes, Book I
8. I. Danseuses de Delphes
9. II. Voiles
10. III. Le vent dans la plaine
11. IV. “Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir”
12. V. Les collines d’Anacapri
13. VI. Des pas sur la neige
14. VII. Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest
15. VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin
16. IX. La sérénade interrompue
17. X. La cathédrale engloutie
18. XI. La danse de Puck
19. XII. Minstrels

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