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Debussy: La Mer, Nocturnes, Etc / Jarvi, Cincinnati So


Release Date: 03/22/2005 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 60617   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Randolph Bowman
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Symphony OrchestraMay Festival Female Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I agree fully with Victor Carr Jr's assessment of these gentle but fresh and sensitively detailed performances. The Nocturnes are particularly outstanding, with as evocative an account of Sirènes as any on disc. All of this is made even more attractive in SACD multichannel format, with the women's voices aptly distant and truly wafting through the speakers as if caught on a sea breeze. SACD also opens up the soundstage somewhat, providing greater front-to-back depth without putting half the orchestra behind the listener, thus clarifying Debussy's textural layering in the more vigorous portions of La mer. The result falls very gratefully on the ear, making this beautiful program a real listening pleasure, one that for once justifies the use Read more of the term "impressionist" in connection with Debussy's music.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Randolph Bowman (Flute)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Notes: Composition written: France (1892 - 1894). 
2. Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra,  May Festival Female Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
3. La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
4. Berceuse heroïque by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 

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