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Essential Debussy - 26 Of His Greatest Masterpieces


Release Date: 07/16/2002 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 472404   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás VásáryPascal RogéArturo Benedetti MichelangeliAlexis Weissenberg,   ... 
Conductor:  Arthur FiedlerClaudio AbbadoPierre BoulezCharles Dutoit,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston PopsBoston Symphony OrchestraCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Enjoy the best of Debussy, from solo piano to large-scale orchestral works, with Boulez, Dutoit, Karajan, Weissenberg, Richter, Thibaudet, and more. Enjoy the best of Debussy, from solo piano to large-scale orchestral works, with Boulez, Dutoit, Karajan, Weissenberg, Richter, Thibaudet, and more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 1, Nuages by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 2, Fętes by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: French Impressionist 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4.
Images for Orchestra: no 2, Ibéria by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; France 
Length: 18 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Length: 17 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: André Caplet (1910) 
6.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Length: 22 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7.
Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1892 - 1894). 
8.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 1, En bateau by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Henri Busser (1907) 
9.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 4, Ballet by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Henri Busser (1907) 
10.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11.
Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
13.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
Préludes, Book 1: no 12, Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Rodolphe Kars (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
16.
Préludes, Book 2: no 3, La puerta del vino by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
17.
Préludes, Book 2: no 12, Feux d'artifice by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
18.
Suite for Piano "Pour le piano": no 3, Toccata by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
19.
L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
20.
Images for Piano, Set 1: no 1, Reflets dans l'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
21.
Estampes (3) for Piano: no 3, Jardins sous la pluie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
22.
Estampes (3) for Piano: no 2, La soirée dans Grenade by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
23.
Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Doriot Dwyer (Flute)
Written: 1913 pub 1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Suite bergamasque - arr.Henri Pierre Edouard Mouton(b1917)&Walter Piston(1894-1976): Clair de lune
Nocturnes: Nuages. Modéré
Nocturnes: Fętes. Animé et trčs rythmé
Images for Orchestra / 2. Ibéria: 1. Par les rues et par les chemins
Images for Orchestra / 2. Ibéria: 2. Les parfums de la nuit
Images for Orchestra / 2. Ibéria: 3. Le matin d'un jour de fęte
Children's Corner: Doctor Gradus ad parnassum
Children's Corner: Jimbo's Lullaby
Children's Corner: Serenade for the Doll
Children's Corner: The Snow is dancing
Children's Corner: The little Shepherd
Children's Corner: Golliwogg's Cake-Walk
La Mer: 1. From Dawn till Noon on the Sea (De l'aube ŕ midi sur la mer)
La Mer: 2. Play of the Waves (Jeux de vagues)
La Mer: 3. Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune
Petite Suite, L.65: 1. En bateau
Petite Suite, L.65: 4. Ballet
Deux Arabesques L. 66: No. 1 Andante con moto
La plus que lente (L. 121): Valse
Préludes - Book 1: 6. Des pas sur la neige
Préludes - Book 1: 8. La fille aux cheveux de lin
Préludes - Book 1: 10. La cathédrale engloutie
Préludes - Book 1: 12. Minstrels
Préludes - Book 2: 3. La puerta del vino
Préludes - Book 2: 12. Feux d'artifice
Pour le piano: 3. Toccata
L'Isle joyeuse
Images - Book 1: 1. Reflets dans l'eau
Estampes: 3. Jardins sous la pluie
Estampes: 2. Soirée dans Grenade
Syrinx

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 deeply disappointing August 15, 2013 By D. Pearson (Salem, MA) See All My Reviews "A bargain is a bargain only if the product delivers. This one does not. The sound level is uneven throughout with many of the selections actually inaudible. Arkiv needs to do better." Report Abuse
 Well Done November 17, 2012 By Ralph D. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "All selected Debussy pieces included in the CD are truly "Masterpieces" and are top level performances." Report Abuse
 Lovely Music October 17, 2012 By P. Webb (Madison Heights, VA) See All My Reviews "It's nice to hear Debussy really well played and on these recordings that is what happens. I've played a few of his orchestral works over the years, so know how hard it is to 'get him'. I'm glad to have such a distinctive recording in my collection to enjoy for years to come." Report Abuse
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