The Claude Debussy Collection

Release Date: 5/1/2012
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88691931792
Composer: Claude Debussy
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 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.
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
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
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: Romantic
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
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 ; France
10. Le martyre de St Sébastien by Claude Debussy
Performer: Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Leslie Caron (Spoken Vocals), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Nathalie Stutzmann (Alto)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; France
11. Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer: Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1880 ; France
12. Children's Corner: no 6, Golliwogg's Cake-walk by Claude Debussy
Performer: Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908 ; France
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
14. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909-1910 ; France
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: Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Anthony Britten (Treble), George Shirley (Tenor), David Ward (Bass), Donald McIntyre (Bass Baritone), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893-1902 ; France
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: George Trovillo (Piano), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; France
19. Mélodies (3) de Verlaine: no 1, La mer est plus belle by Claude Debussy
Performer: George Trovillo (Piano), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Period: French Impressionist
20. Fleur des blés by Claude Debussy
Performer: George Trovillo (Piano), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
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: George Trovillo (Piano), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
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
42. En sourdine by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1882 ; France
43. Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1882 ; France
44. Fêtes galantes, Set 1: no 3, Clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1891 ; France
45. Fêtes galantes, Set 1: no 2, Fantoches by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1891 ; France
46. Coquetterie posthume by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1883 ; France
47. Romance: Silence ineffable by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1883 ; France
48. Musique by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1883 ; France
49. Paysage sentimental by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1883 ; France
50. Romance: Voici que le printemps by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1884 ; France
51. La romance d'Ariel by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1884 ; France
52. Regret: Devant le ciel by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1884 ; France
53. Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 1, Le balcon by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1888 ; France
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
55. Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 3, Le jet d'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1889 ; France
56. Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 4, Recueillement by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1889 ; France
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
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: Peter Oundjian (Violin), Kikuei Ikeda (Violin), Sadao Harada (Cello), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1893 ; France
61. Trio for Piano and Strings in G major by Claude Debussy
Performer: Julie Rosenfeld (Violin), Gary Hoffman (Cello), André Previn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1879-1880 ; France
62. Petite suite for Piano 4 hands by Claude Debussy
Performer: Robert Casadesus (Piano), Gaby Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1886-1889 ; France
63. En blanc et noir by Claude Debussy
Performer: Robert Casadesus (Piano), Gaby Casadesus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; France
64. Epigraphes antiques (6) by Claude Debussy
Performer: Robert Casadesus (Piano), Gaby 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), Marisa Robles (Harp ), James Galway (Flute)
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: Paula Rasmussen (Mezzo Soprano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1887-1888 ; France
83. En sourdine by Claude Debussy
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1882 ; France
84. Images oubliées by Claude Debussy
Performer: Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1894 ; France
85. Suite for Piano "Pour le piano" by Claude Debussy
Performer: Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1896-1901 ; France
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