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Debussy: La Mer, Nocturnes, Jeux, Etc / Dutoit, Montreal So


Release Date: 11/09/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 460217   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Timothy Hutchins
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony OrchestraMontréal Symphony Women's Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  St. Eustache, Montréal, Québéc, Canada 
Length: 22 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Jeux by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  St. Eustache, Montréal, Québéc, Canada 
Length: 17 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3.
Le martyre de St Sébastien: Suite by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  St. Eustache, Montréal, Québéc, Canada 
Length: 24 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Timothy Hutchins (Flute)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  St. Eustache, Montréal, Québéc, Canada 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1892 - 1894). 
5.
Images for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1912; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  St. Eustache, Montréal, Québéc, Canada 
Length: 35 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montréal Symphony Women's Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  St. Eustache, Montréal, Québéc, Canada 
Length: 25 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7.
Printemps by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  St. Eustache, Montréal, Québéc, Canada 
Length: 16 Minutes 5 Secs. 

Sound Samples

La Mer, L.109: 1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
La Mer, L.109: 2. Play of the Waves (Jeux de vagues)
La Mer, L.109: 3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
Jeux (Poème dansé)
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Fragments symphoniques: 1. La Cour des Lys
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Fragments symphoniques: 2. Danse extatique et Final du 1er Acte
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Fragments symphoniques: 4. La Passion
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Fragments symphoniques: 5. Le Bon Pasteur
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L. 86: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Images for Orchestra: 1. Gigues
Images for Orchestra / 2. Ibéria: 1. Par les rues et par les chemins
Images for Orchestra / 2. Ibéria: 2. Les parfums de la nuit
Images for Orchestra / 2. Ibéria: 3. Le matin d'un jour de fête
Images for Orchestra: 3. Rondes de printemps
Nocturnes - orchestral version: 1. Nuages
Nocturnes - orchestral version: 2. Fêtes
Nocturnes - orchestral version, L.91: 3. Sirènes
Printemps: 1. Très Modéré
Printemps: 2. Modéré

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 This is trhe one to have May 3, 2013 By sherwin c. (Santa Barbara, CA) See All My Reviews "Yes, I own 10 CDs if the Images for orchestra by Debussy, but after comparative hearings (and yes, I follow with the miniature orchestral scores), it's clear that this is the only one to have. Why should the Images be so difficult to perform well?Of the older ones, Reiner's Iberia only record was very good, but it was 1957, and details get lost; also RCA should have been courageous enough to record all three Images with Reiner, not just the more familiar Iberia. (Rondes de Printemps may be the most underestimated high-quality work of 20th century music--a marvellous exercise in rhythmic intricacy and orchestral texturing. Ansermet and Boulez have poor balance and phrasing problems. Tillson Thomas in his youth had a marvellous orchestra. and isn't bad except for the Iberia, where the second movement falls apart. Recent versions are highly mannered, with unjustified ritards and aceclerandos. I would have expected better of Salonen, but Rattle is absolutely abominable--stay away from Rattle! For a recent example of bad conducting, try the "original instruments" recording of Jos van Immerseel (on the Zig-Zag Territories label!). Iberia mvt. 2 should take 7.5 to 8 minutes, but Immerseel brings it in at 10'40"---really unexcusable not because of slowness alone, but because the detail isn't brought out. Dutoit understands French music in general and Debussy in particular." Report Abuse
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