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Debussy: Jeux, La Mer, Nocturnes / Lorin Maazel, Vienna Po


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 64616   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraArnold Schoenberg Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[F]rom the standpoint of ravishing tone and orchestral balance, these performances are on the highest level... The highly polished "Fêtes" is a miracle of orchestral detail, and it's not all engineering. I certainly wouldn't recommend Maazel's slow tempo in "Sirènes" to any less accomplished conductor... [In Jeux] Maazel is one of the conductors who emphasizes the music's sensuous orchestration rather than trying to "tighten" it up, like Ansermet or Boulez... [T]he performance is wonderful...

-- James Miller, FANFARE

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...Maazel and the [Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra] are a panacea, a timely reassurance that all's right
Read more in the world of music. Conductor and orchestra consider every detail and make it their own, and the playing itself is beyond compare...

-- American Record Guide [1-2/2000]
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Works on This Recording

1. Jeux by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 18 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 23 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3. Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 24 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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