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Debussy, Ravel: Chamber Music / Nash Ensemble


Release Date: 05/05/1998 
Label:  Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 61427   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Delphine SeyrigSarah Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Nash Ensemble’s Debussy album, originally issued separately as Virgin 91148, was a nearly flawless thing of beauty. Recorded at a studio deep in the woods, in the late evening, even the musicians involved noted a “deep serenity” that descended on them as the night deepened. The results were performances of an almost magical feeling and calm. This is the Zen center of music-making. It simply doesn’t get any better than this. In addition to the deep feeling of the performances, they are exquisitely musical as well."

-- Lynn René Bayley, Fanfare
"The Nash Ensemble’s Debussy album, originally issued separately as Virgin 91148, was a nearly flawless thing of beauty. Recorded at a studio deep in the woods, in the late evening, even the musicians involved noted a “deep serenity” that descended on them as the night deepened. The results were performances of an almost magical feeling and calm. This is the Zen center of music-making. It simply doesn’t get any better than this. In addition to the deep feeling of the performances, they are exquisitely musical as well."

-- Lynn René Bayley, Fanfare
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Works on This Recording

1.
Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Written: 1913 pub 1927 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
4.
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
5.
Chansons de Bilitis for Speaker and Chamber Ensemble by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Delphine Seyrig (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; France 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1922; France 
7.
Počmes (3) de Stéphane Mallarmé by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
8.
Chansons madécasses by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925-1926; France 
9.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 

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