Debussy - Le Compositeur Et Ses Interpretes

Release Date: 5/8/2012
Label: Aeon
Catalog Number: AECD1215
Composer: Claude Debussy
Number of Discs: 3

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$37.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The 'Debussy, Music and the Arts' exhibition, organised in Paris at the Musée d'Orsay, evokes the musician's major encounters with artists and poets of his time. This 3 CD box set draws from the music presented. The exhibit also features paintings, drawings and pastels, along with first editions of literature by Mallarmé, Gide, and Louÿs which recall the musician's admirations and friendships. Debussy's music is presented in major autograph scores and rare editions. Displays of sets and costumes for Pelléas et Mélisande, the ballets of Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Jeux, and music for The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian is also exhibited. A selection of rare historic recordings proposed by Jean-Michel Nectoux, curator of this exhibition, allows for listening to the conductors, pianists - (including Debussy himself) - and singers who were his first interpreters, and carried his music forward into the future. In the exhibit as well as within this 3 CD release, featured artists include Ninon Vallin, Jane Bathori, Claire Croiza, Mary Garden and Hector Dufranne, the latter two singing the roles of Mélisande and Golaud in the Pelléas et Mélisande of 1902, Ricardo Viñes, Camille Chevillard as well as Arturo Toscanini, who made suggestions to the composer early on for the scoring of his masterpiece, La Mer. This exceptionally rare historic document in sound allows us to enter the composer's musical world. It is nothing less than a treasure trove!
Works on This Recording
1. Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 3, Le jet d'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer: Claire Croiza (Soprano), George Reeves (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1889 ; France
2. Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ninon Vallin (Soprano), Gustav Cloëz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1882 ; France
3. Fêtes galantes, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer: Gérard Souzay (Baritone), Jacqueline Bonneau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904 ; France
4. Fêtes galantes, Set 1: no 2, Fantoches by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ninon Vallin (Soprano), Gustav Cloëz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1891 ; France
5. Chansons de Bilitis for Speaker and Chamber Ensemble by Claude Debussy
Performer: Jane Bathori (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900 ; France
6. Ballades (3) de François Villon: no 2, Ballade que Villon feit à la requeste de sa mère by Claude Debussy
Performer: Claire Croiza (Soprano), Ivana Meedintiano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910 ; France
7. Ariettes oubliées: no 5, Green by Claude Debussy
Performer: Mary Garden (Soprano), Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1886 ; France
8. Ariettes oubliées: no 5, Green by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ninon Vallin (Soprano), Gustav Cloëz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1886 ; France
9. Ariettes oubliées: no 5, Green by Claude Debussy
Performer: Iréne Joachim (Soprano), Jane Bathori (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1886 ; France
10. Chansons de Bilitis for Speaker and Chamber Ensemble by Claude Debussy
Performer: Iréne Joachim (Soprano), Jane Bathori (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900 ; France
11. Suite for Piano "Pour le piano": no 3, Toccata by Claude Debussy
Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1896-1901 ; France
12. Images for Piano, Set 2: no 3, Poissons d'or by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ricardo Viñes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; France
13. Images for Piano, Set 2: no 2, Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fût by Claude Debussy
Performer: Marcelle Meyer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; France
14. Images for Piano, Set 1: no 2, Hommage à Rameau by Claude Debussy
Performer: Marcelle Meyer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905 ; France
15. Images for Piano, Set 1: no 1, Reflets dans l'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905 ; France
16. Estampes (3) for Piano: no 3, Jardins sous la pluie by Claude Debussy
Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; France
17. Estampes (3) for Piano: no 2, La soirée dans Grenade by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ricardo Viñes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; France
18. Children's Corner: no 6, Golliwogg's Cake-walk by Claude Debussy
Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908 ; France
19. Children's Corner: no 1, Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum by Claude Debussy
Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908 ; France
20. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1892-1894 ; France
21. Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 2, Fêtes by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1897-1899 ; France
22. Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 1, Nuages by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1897-1899 ; France
23. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Walther Straram
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Des Concerts Straram
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1892-1894 ; France
24. La mer: 3rd movement, Dialogue du vent et de la mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905 ; France
25. La mer: 2nd movement, Jeux de vagues by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905 ; France
26. La mer: 3rd movement, Dialogue du vent et de la mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Roger Desormière
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Philharmonique Tchèque
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905 ; France
27. La mer: 2nd movement, Jeux de vagues by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Roger Desormière
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Philharmonique Tchèque
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905 ; France
28. La mer: 1st movement, De l'aube à midi sur la mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Roger Desormière
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Philharmonique Tchèque
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905 ; France
29. Pelléas et Mélisande: Vous ne savez pas où je vous ai menée? by Claude Debussy
Performer: Charles Panzera (Baritone), Yvonne Brothier (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
30. Pelléas et Mélisande: Voici ce qu'il écrit à son frère Pelléas by Claude Debussy
Performer: Armand Narçon (Bass), Claire Croiza (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Truc
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
31. Pelléas et Mélisande: Une grande innocence by Claude Debussy
Performer: Emile Vanni-Marcoux (Bass)
Conductor: Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
32. Pelléas et Mélisande: Nous sommes venus ici il y a bien longtemps by Claude Debussy
Performer: Charles Panzera (Baritone), Yvonne Brothier (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
33. Pelléas et Mélisande: Mes longs chevaux by Claude Debussy
Performer: Mary Garden (Soprano), Claude Debussy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
34. Pelléas et Mélisande: Je ne pourrai plus sortir de cette... by Claude Debussy
Performer: Hector Dufranne (Baritone), Marthe Nespoulous (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Truc
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
35. Pelléas et Mélisande: Ah! Tout va bien by Claude Debussy
Performer: Hector Dufranne (Baritone), Marthe Nespoulous (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Truc
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
36. Pelléas et Mélisande: Ah! je respire enfin! by Claude Debussy
Performer: Charles Panzera (Baritone)
Conductor: Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
37. Pelléas et Mélisande: Quel est ce bruit? by Claude Debussy
Performer: Charles Panzera (Baritone), Yvonne Brothier (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
38. L'enfant prodigue: Récit et air de Lia by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ninon Vallin (Soprano)
Conductor: Gustav Cloëz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Grand Orchestre Symphonique
Period: 20th Century
39. Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Performer: Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1882 ; France
40. Le promenoir des deux amants by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ninon Vallin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904-1910 ; France
41. Chansons (3) de France: no 2, La grotte by Claude Debussy
Performer: Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904 ; France
42. Ballades (3) de François Villon: no 2, Ballade que Villon feit à la requeste de sa mère by Claude Debussy
Performer: Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910 ; France
43. Le Vieux coffret: Forêt by Claude Debussy
Performer: Charles Panzera (Baritone)
Conductor: Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre Du Gramophone
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914–1917 ; France
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