Notes and Editorial Reviews
Performing on period instruments, the musicians of Les Siècles give us an opportunity to discover the original orchestral colors of such key Debussy works as Jeux and the Nocturnes. After his sumptuous recording of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, FrançoisXavier Roth adds a new and splendid achievement to his discography. Includes a bonus Blu-ray audio disc.
Both Three Nocturnes and Faun are essentially about desire, and their sensuality is heightened here not only by their juxtaposition but by the dark warmth of Les Siècles’ period-instrument sound and the restrained intensity of Roth’s
interpretations. The women’s voices from Les Cris de Paris are exquisitely integrated into the textures rather than seeming detached, as is sometimes the case.
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Works on This Recording
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Written: 1897-1899; France
Jeux by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912-1913; France
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