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Debussy: Trois Nocturnes, Etc / Roth, Les Siecles

Les Siecles / Roth,Frangois-xavier
Release Date: 11/30/2018 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 905291  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Siècles
Number of Discs: 2 
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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.

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REVIEW:

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
Read more 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

1.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Siècles
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
2.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Siècles
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
3.
Jeux by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Siècles
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 

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