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Watch Vikingur Olafsson play Debussy 'La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin' from new DG album / udiscovermusic.

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Following his critically acclaimed and multi-award winning recording Johann Sebastian Bach, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson will release his new album, Debussy • Rameau, on 27 March 2020. The innovative recording juxtaposes pieces by two giants of French music, Claude Debussy and Jean-Philippe Rameau, exploring the contrasts and common ground between them. 

Ólafsson explained, "This album is set up as a dialogue between two of my favourite composers, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Claude Debussy. I see them as musical brothers and soulmates, even though one was 180 years older than the other. They were musicians of the future, who loved to stir things up. They were two uniquely gifted keyboard composers, two progressive and fiercely original musical thinkers who could capture incredibly evocative images through sound. I want to show Rameau as a futurist and I want to emphasise Debussy's deep roots in the French baroque – and in Rameau's music in particular. The idea is that the listener almost forgets who is who, while listening to the album."

Watch Víkingur Ólafsson perform Debussy's ‘La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin' from his new album Debussy • Rameau.