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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Debussy: La Mer / Zweden, New York Philharmonic


Release Date: 02/22/2019 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002969002  
Composer:  Igor StravinskyClaude Debussy
Conductor:  Jaap van Zweden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The New York Philharmonic and its conductor, Jaap van Zweden, continue the revered institution's partnership with Decca Gold with the release of their latest recording, featuring Debussy's orchestral masterpiece La Mer and Stravinsky s groundbreaking Le Sacre du printemps. Both pieces were performed and recorded live in 2018 in the opening weeks of van Zweden's tenure as the New York Philharmonic's Music Director.

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REVIEW:

This is a disc that reveals the current qualities of the NY Phil: weighty brass that packs a punch; rounded woodwind tone, particularly principal clarinettist Anthony McGill; powerful strings. Van Zweden caresses the Introduction to Part 2 of Rite of Spring, allowing the
Read more woodwinds room to breathe. His spacious La mer paints Debussy’s triptych with an Impressionist wash.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Jaap van Zweden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
2.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jaap van Zweden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 

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