Debussy’s Twelve Études have long been regarded as being among the most enigmatic of his piano works — and have thus been among the least often performed. Chilean-American virtuoso Paulina Zamora, however, is one of today’s more adventurous leading pianists championing these keyboard masterpieces.
In this second Delos album featuring her artistry, Paulina’s brilliant performances of Debussy’s seldom-heard études attest to both her technical powers and interpretive acumen. And she continues to prove to her audiences that — beneath these studies’ outer veneers of finger-twisting technical difficulty — lie marvels of rare atmosphere, tone color and sheer beauty.
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