on 6 October 2012
I have been waiting a long time for Aimard to record the Debussy Preludes and I have not been disappointed. There is nothing sentimental in this performance and the limpid playing captures the complex textures in the writing. We are introduced to the enormous variety of emotional register in the preludes, ranging from melancholic, dramatic, lyrical to comic. If, like me, you love these pieces, this is an essential addition to your collection.
on 9 November 2015
These performances are sensitive and engaging. However, I find the very prominent breathing extremely distracting and annoying. Why on earth the sound recordist chose to include it, I don't know. It rather spoils an otherwise excellent CD. If such noises don't bother you, then I would whole-heartedly recommend this recording.