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Debussy: The Fall Of The House Of Usher

Debussy / Wsy / Foster
Release Date: 01/01/2000 
Label:  Capriccio Records   Catalog #: 93517  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Edward Scott HendricksNicolas Cavallier
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ballet and opera based on the tale by Edgar Allan Poe

Featuring Scott Hendricks · Nicholas Cavallier · Wiener Symphoniker · Lawrence Foster

World Prémiere Recording · Capriccio presents the world premiere of the first performance of the recently reconstructed opera by Debussy, “The Fall of the House of Usher” based on the tale by Edgar Allan Poe. This is already the third publication of performances presented at the Bregenz Festival (the others were “Masquerade” and “La Bohème” with Rolando Villazón). Phyllida Lloyd’s much noticed production combines Debussy’s opera in one act with the “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and the ballet “Jeux” (Games), creating a
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Works on This Recording

La chute de la maison Usher [Fragment] by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Edward Scott Hendricks (Baritone), Nicolas Cavallier (Bass)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1917; France 

Customer Reviews

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 A strange combination of ballet and opera April 26, 2012 By BURTON A JONES, JR. (Manvel, TX) See All My Reviews "This begins with a beautiful ballet sequence to "Afternoon of a Faun" and "Jeux" and then moves into the original fragments of House of Usher. which I would have to say is boring and only for the most avid collectors of Debussy's music.Basically a waste of time. " Report Abuse
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