Debussy: Chamber Music / Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Release Date: 11/13/2015
Label: Pentatone
Catalog Number: PTC5186226
Composer: Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

SACD
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$15.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
How fortunate that, with modern technology, the most subtle of nuances in a performance can be successfully captured in a recording. The music of the great French master Debussy - who revolutionised and pushed the boundaries of tonal harmony, as well as discovered new sound and expressive possibilities for musical instruments - is reproduced in this high resolution quality recording like never before.

The three chamber music works represented here were all written in the last three years of Debussy’s life and are a fusion of the styles he used to adopt throughout his composing career.

The cavalier and Moorish flavour of the Cello-Piano Sonata, the subtly seductive Violin Piano Sonata and the beautifully transparent Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp are masterfully performed by members of the legendary Boston Symphony Orchestra, with the great Michael Tilson Thomas at the piano. As an added bonus, we have the mystical Syrinx for solo flute which completes this beautiful album.
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer: Joseph Silverstein (Violin), Michael Tilson Thomas (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1916-1917 ; France
2. Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer: Jules Eskin (Cello), Michael Tilson Thomas (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; France
3. Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy
Performer: Burton Fine (Viola), Ann Hobson (Harp ), Doriot Anthony Dwyer (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; France
4. Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer: Doriot Anthony Dwyer (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 pub 1927 ; France
5. Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer: Doriot Anthony Dwyer (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 pub 1927 ; France
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