An Exciting New (re-)Release of Rare Debussy...
Admirable as the Debussy of Rogé, Arrau, Rév, Van Immerseel, Weissenberg, and Zimerman are (to name favourites), Paul Crossley's is yet perhaps more laudable still.
Crossley's studio performances were recorded at Snape Maltings in 1992 with Sony's 20-bit techne: the sound is superb.
Originally issued as single discs with charming 19th C Parisian photographs on the cover, this re-issue at a bargain price is invaluable for the realizations and content--a really complete set of Debussy's oeuvre pour le piano
Debussy: Complete Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 1
Debussy: Complete Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 2: Preludes, Book 2 / Estampes / Children's Corner
Debussy: Complete works for Solo Piano, Vol. 3 (12 Etudes, Masques, L'Isle joyeuse, D'un cahier d'esquisses)
And if the celestially sublime aesthetic Decadence of César Franck's musique pour piano is desired, Crossley's is the best. Full stop.