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The Claude Debussy Collection

Debussy Collection / Various
Release Date: 05/01/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 193179   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gervase de PeyerAnn MurrayNathalie StutzmannLeslie Caron,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles MunchPierre BoulezMichael Tilson ThomasEsa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraNew Philharmonia OrchestraCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 18 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

French composer Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918) was among the most important of all French composers and a central figure in European music at the turn of the last century. Noted for its sensory component and for rarely forming around one key or pitch, Debussy’s music often reflects the activities and turbulence in his life and virtually defines the transition from late- Romantic to 20th - century modernist music.

The Claude Debussy Collection, a specially priced, limited-edition 18 CD box set is truly a treasure trove for all who would like to hear more of the composer’s famous works. Included are such popular orchestral pieces such as La Mer, Nocturnes, Pre?lude a? l’apre?s- midi d’un faune, Images, followed by ballets
Read more such as Jeux and La Boi?te a? joujoux in legendary interpretations by Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez and Charles Munch.The chamber music collections feature stellar interpretations from James Galway, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, James Levine, Andre? Previn, Jean-Pierre Rampal and the Tokyo String Quartet.
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Works on This Recording

1.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 12/09/1956 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, USA 
Length: 22 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Date of Recording: 03/13/1962 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 06 Secs. 
3.
Jeux by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
4.
Images for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1912; France 
5.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
6.
Printemps by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 
7.
Danse sacrée et danse profane by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
8.
Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
9.
La boîte à joujoux by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1991 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio, London 
Length: 33 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10.
Le martyre de St Sébastien by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Nathalie Stutzmann (Alto), Leslie Caron (Spoken Vocals),
Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 66 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1965 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
12.
Children's Corner: no 6, Golliwogg's Cake-walk by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1965 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
13.
Chansons (3) de Bilitis: no 2, La chevelure by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1898; France 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1965 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 09/15/1970 
Venue:  ORTF Studio 102, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
15.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
16.
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy
Performer:  George Shirley (Tenor), Donald McIntyre (Bass Baritone), David Ward (Bass),
Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), Anthony Britten (Treble), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893-1902; France 
Date of Recording: 1970 
17.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
18.
Noël des enfants que n'ont plus de maison by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
19.
Mélodies (3) de Verlaine: no 1, La mer est plus belle by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: French Impressionist 
20.
Fleur des blés by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
21.
Fêtes galantes, Set 2: no 2, Le faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1904 
22.
Fêtes galantes, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
23.
Chansons de Bilitis for Speaker and Chamber Ensemble by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; France 
24.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), George Trovillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
25.
Ariettes oubliées by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1885-1888; France 
26.
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
27.
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
28.
Valse romantique by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
29.
Nuit d'étoiles by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano), Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1880; France 
30.
Le lilas by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano), Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1882 
31.
Fleur des blés by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano), Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
32.
Clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano), Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
33.
Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano), Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
34.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano), Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
35.
Apparition by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano), Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
36.
Arabesques (2) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
37.
Préludes, Book 1: no 1, Danseuses de Delphes by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
38.
Préludes, Book 1: no 2, Voiles by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
39.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
40.
Danse sacrée et danse profane by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Xavier De Maistre (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
41.
Pantomime by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: French 
42.
En sourdine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
43.
Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 
44.
Fêtes galantes, Set 1: no 3, Clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
45.
Fêtes galantes, Set 1: no 2, Fantoches by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
46.
Coquetterie posthume by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 
47.
Romance: Silence ineffable by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: French 
48.
Musique by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
49.
Paysage sentimental by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: French 
50.
Romance: Voici que le printemps by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: French 
51.
La romance d'Ariel by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 
52.
Regret: Devant le ciel by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: French 
53.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 1, Le balcon by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: French 
54.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 2, Harmonie du soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
55.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 3, Le jet d'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: French 
56.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 4, Recueillement by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: French 
57.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 5, La mort des amants by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
58.
Pierrot by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Friedrich Haider (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1881; France 
59.
Apparition by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Friedrich Haider (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
60.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sadao Harada (Cello), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola), Peter Oundjian (Violin),
Kikuei Ikeda (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
Venue:  Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ 
Length: 25 Minutes 8 Secs. 
61.
Trio for Piano and Strings in G major by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Julie Rosenfeld (Violin), André Previn (Piano), Gary Hoffman (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1879-1880; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  BMG Studio A, New York City 
Length: 21 Minutes 13 Secs. 
62.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Robert Casadesus (Piano), Gaby Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Paris 
Length: 11 Minutes 38 Secs. 
63.
En blanc et noir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Robert Casadesus (Piano), Gaby Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Venue:  Paris 
Length: 14 Minutes 34 Secs. 
64.
Epigraphes antiques (6) by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gaby Casadesus (Piano), Robert Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
65.
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
66.
Images oubliées by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; France 
67.
Suite for Piano "Pour le piano" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
68.
Arabesques (2) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
69.
Ballade slave by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1903; France 
70.
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
71.
Valse romantique by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
72.
Nocturne for Piano in D flat major by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; France 
73.
Mazurka for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1890; France 
74.
Danse bohémienne by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1880; France 
75.
Tarentelle styrienne "Danse" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1890; France 
76.
Morceau de concours by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
77.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
78.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
79.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
80.
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Graham Oppenheimer (Viola), James Galway (Flute), Marisa Robles (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
81.
L'enfant prodigue: L'année en vain by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884/1908; France 
82.
La damoiselle élue by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), Paula Rasmussen (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Master Chorale,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1888; France 
Date of Recording: 02/22/1993 
Venue:  Royce Hall, University of California 
Length: 20 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: French 

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