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Debussy: La Mer, Le Martyre de saint Sebastien / Heras-Casado, Philharmonia Orchestra


Release Date: 07/06/2018 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902310  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great ‘colourist’ and father of modern music. Alongside two shimmering masterpieces, La Mer and the celebrated Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, the Symphonic Fragments from Le Martyre de saint Sébastien receive loving attention from the distinguished musicians of the Philharmonia Orchestra, outstandingly conducted by Maestro Pablo Heras-Casado.

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REVIEW:

Yet another La mer rich in detail (there have been quite a few of late). Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune enjoys a degree of tonal bloom that suits
Read more its very personal narrative. Heras-Casado makes you realise just what a great score this is, and – as with the other pieces on the disc – the Philharmonia are in fine fettle. Wonderful sound, too.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
2.
Le martyre de St Sébastien: Symphonic Fragments by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
3.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 

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