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Debussy: Prelude A L'apres Midi D'un Faune, La Mer, Images, Trois Nocturnes, Jeux

Debussy: Prelude L'apres / Various
Release Date: 02/15/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 07216   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Martine LaurePhilippe Alegre
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanCarlo Maria GiuliniAndré PrevinJean Martinon,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Claude Debussy (1862-1918) composed his Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune in 1894 nothing quite like it had been heard before. At the time it totally revolutionised music and set a new path for music in the century to come. It was during 1905 that Debussy spent some months residing in Eastbourne in England where he completed one of his greatest works – La mer (The Sea). He had taken refuge in England with his pregnant mistress, Emma Bardac, to escape the scandal caused by the attempted suicide of his then wife. Shortly after returning to Paris Bardac gave birth to Debussy's only child, Claude-Emma, to whom he dedicated the piano original of his Children's Corner. The Ballet score Jeux was Debussy's last orchestral work, being written Read more in 1912 for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes with choreography by Nijinsky. It is a complex piece made up, as it is, of many small musical cells and changes of tempo. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2. La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3. Images for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1912; France 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 37 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris 
Length: 16 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5. Printemps by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Martine Laure (Piano), Philippe Alegre (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 
Venue:  Halle aux grains, Toulouse 
Length: 15 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6. Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 26 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7. Jeux by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris 
Length: 18 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1986 Digital Remaster)
La Mer (1986 Digital Remaster): De l'aube à midi sur la mer
La Mer (1986 Digital Remaster): Jeux de vagues
La Mer (1986 Digital Remaster): Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Images: I. Gigues
Images, II. Ibéria: 1. Par les rues et par les chemins
Images, II. Ibéria: 2. Les parfums de la nuit -
Images, II. Ibéria: 3. Le matin d'un jour de fête
Images: III. Rondes de printemps
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 2. Jimbo's lullaby
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 3. Serenade for the doll
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 4. The snow is dancing
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 5. The little shepherd
Children's Corner Suite (orch. André Caplet) (1998 Digital Remaster): 6. Golliwogg's cakewalk
Printemps, Suite Symphonique : I Modéré
Printemps, Suite Symphonique : II Modéré
Nocturnes (2004 Digital Remaster): I. Nuages
Nocturnes (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Fêtes
Nocturnes (2004 Digital Remaster): III. Sirènes (with women's choir)
Jeux (Poème dansé) (1998 Digital Remaster)

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