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Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

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Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

Claude Debussy: Prélude À L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune; Nocturnes; Printemps
Maurice Ravel: La Valse; Boléro
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCC 20008 | Time: 01:05:26

There could be no better introduction to the sound of the Boston Symphony, in the repertoire in which it became most famous, than this French collection with Charles Munch. Sometimes wild and unpredictable in concert performances, Munch's conducting here is both visceral yet elegant, full of mystery when called for and unbridled in its passion at other times. 1962 Recordings.

Alexei Lyubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Alexei Lyubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Alexei Lubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs, Recorded in 1971
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 245 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02002 | Time: 01:34:45

Two books of Debussy’s piano preludes were composed in 1910 and 1913, respectively. Unlike similar opuses by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and others, they had no tonal sequence, and each piece was conceived as an individual work. In whole, the cycle is a sort of concise encyclopedia of the great French composer’s music with its fanciful and sophisticated, but so imperceptibly attractive combination of romanticism and impressionism, centuries-old traditions of piano music and cultural paradoxes of the 20th century. The titles Debussy gave to each of the preludes (they are sooner poetic metaphors) are put in the end rather than in the beginning of the notes and not intended to impose a certain character on the listener. Instead, they seem to ask riddles as if they check whether the mood of a piece is caught correctly. Debussy’s preludes found a fine and thoughtful interpreter in the person of Alexei Lyubimov.

Pierre Dumoussaud - Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (2021)

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Pierre Dumoussaud - Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (2021)

Pierre Dumoussaud - Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (2021)
FLAC tracks | 2:28:36 | 562 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Alpha

« Il n’arrive peut-être pas d’évènements inutiles », chante le vieil Arkel au premier Acte de Pelléas et Mélisande. Ici, c’est plutôt le non-évènement qui, paradoxalement, a rendu possible ce nouvel enregistrement de l’opéra de Debussy dont les réussites discographiques ne sont pas légion. Contraint d’annuler sa production à cause de la pandémie mondiale, l’Opéra de Bordeaux a décidé de garder le souvenir des longues séances de répétitions sous la forme d’un enregistrement de studio dans l’Auditorium de sa propre maison.

Pascal Roge - Claude Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Works (2013)

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Pascal Roge - Claude Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Works (2013)

Pascal Rogé - Claude Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Works (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5405 | Time: 01:19:20

Rogé produces consistently beautiful tone and this recital gives no mean pleasure an this score. His playing is distinguished by intelligence and sympathy, as well as subtle of colour. He is moreover supported by recording quality of real excellence.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Volumes 1-5 (2007-2009) 5CD [Re-Up]

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Volumes 1-5 (2007-2009) 5CD [Re-Up]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Volumes 1-5 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 947 Mb | Artwork Included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Time: 05:58:58

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s vivid and personal interpretations of Debussy’s complete works for piano are available for the first time in an attractive five-volume set, this is the series that put Bavouzet on the map, and established him firmly as a leading and internationally acclaimed pianist.

Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Integrale des Melodies (Complete Songs) (2014) 4CD Box Set

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Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Integrale des Melodies (Complete Songs) (2014) 4CD Box Set

Claude Debussy: Intégrale des Mélodies (Complete Songs) (2014) 4CD Box Set
Liliana Faraon & Magali Léger, sopranos; Marie-Ange Todorovitch, mezzo-soprano
Gilles Ragon, tenor; François Le Roux, baritone
Jean-Louis Haguenauer, piano Blüthner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 642 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | # LIDI 0201285-14 | Time: 04:39:24

The historic four-CD set is the first compilation of all the voice and piano compositions of Debussy—containing over 100 songs and five hours of music.

John Wilson, Sinfonia of London - Escales: Chabrier, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel (2020)

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John Wilson, Sinfonia of London - Escales: Chabrier, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel (2020)

John Wilson, Sinfonia of London - Escales: Chabrier, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 79:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # CHSA 5252 | Recorded: 2019

John Wilson and Sinfonia of London release their second album, following widespread and universal critical acclaim for their first recording, of Korngold’s Symphony in F sharp. This new recording explores the unique sound world of French orchestral music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The programme juxtaposes well-known favourites, such as Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Massenet’s ‘Méditation’ from Thaïs, with pieces far more rarely heard, for example Duruflé’s Trois Danses and Saint-Saëns’s Le Rouet d’Omphale. Many of these works evoke the ‘exoticism’ of Spain or North Africa (as was the fashion in French music of this era), and all share the intricate, detailed orchestration that defines the ‘Impressionist’ style.

Michael Collins, Michael McHale - The Lyrical Clarinet, Volume 3 (2020)

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Michael Collins, Michael McHale - The Lyrical Clarinet, Volume 3 (2020)

Michael Collins, Michael McHale - The Lyrical Clarinet, Volume 3 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 70:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 20147 | Recorded: 2019

Michael Collins MBE is one of the most complete musicians of his generation. Continuing his distinguished career as a soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor and in 2010 took up the position as Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia, and works with leading orchestras around the world both as a soloist and as a conductor. Committed for many years to expanding the repertoire of the clarinet, he has premiered works by some of todays most highly regarded composers, including John Adams, Elliott Carter, Brett Dean and Mark-Anthony Turnage. In addition to commissioning and supporting new compositions, he is also a champion of well-crafted arrangements of other works for the clarinet.

Vladimir Soltan - Nielsen, Debussy, Francaix: Clarinet Concertos (2016)

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Vladimir Soltan - Nielsen, Debussy, Francaix: Clarinet Concertos (2016)

Vladimir Soltan - Nielsen, Debussy, Francaix: Clarinet Concertos (2016)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 216 MB | 57:12
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Recital

Breathtaking virtuosity, sumptuous sound, expression brimming with suspense: on his debut album the young Byelorussian clarinetist Vladimir Soltan gives his all while enjoying superb ensemble support from the Hamburg Symphony. Under its conductor Jose Luiz Gomez this orchestra simply surpasses itself in concertante competition with the soloist. What Carl Nielsen demanded of the clarinet must have seemed simply impossible to those who witnessed the work's premiere. The composer fully exploits the instrument's extreme registers, the dynamic spectrum ranges from the tenderest pianissimo to mighty fortissimo, and even the fingers get a full dexterity workout.

Sophie Karthäuser, Stéphane Degout, Eugene Asti, Alain Planès - Debussy: Harmonie du soir: Mélodies (2018)

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Sophie Karthäuser, Stéphane Degout, Eugene Asti, Alain Planès - Debussy: Harmonie du soir: Mélodies (2018)

Sophie Karthäuser, Stéphane Degout, Eugene Asti, Alain Planès - Debussy: Harmonie du soir: Mélodies (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 421 Mb | Total time: 125:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902306.07 | Recorded: 2017, 2018

This generous song recital of Debussy Mélodies features soprano Sophie Karthäuser and baritone Stéphane Degout, accompanied by pianists Eugene Asti and Alain Planès. Drawing on Symbolist and Impressionist poets, this program, including Trois Ballades de François Villon and Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire, showcases some of the composer's finest cycles. For Debussy, the artistic journey is first and foremost a matter of color.

Monique Haas plays Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel (2007) 6CD Box Set

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Monique Haas plays Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel (2007) 6CD Box Set

Monique Haas plays Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel (2007) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.54 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 965 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564 69967-2 | Time: 07:11:32

French pianist Monique Haas recorded the piano works of Debussy and Ravel twice, once in the late '50s and early '60s for Deutsche Grammophon and again in the late '60s and early '70s for Erato. The later recordings are released here in this six disc set from Warner Classics. As on the earlier set, Haas' performances are elegantly stylish, technically impeccable, consummately musical, and quintessentially French. Pick any piece by either composer at random, and you'll see. Try her bright but sensual Suite Bergamasque with its ravishing Clair de lune or her brilliant and visionary Études with their astounding concluding Pour les accords. Or try her recklessly virtuosic Gaspard de la nuit with its frightening Scarbo or her sweetly swaying Valses nobles et sentimentales with its heartrending Épilogue. There are only two meaningful differences between Haas' recordings: in the earlier performance, she is more passionate and impetuous while in the later performances she is more measured and thoughtful.

Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)

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Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)

Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 76:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295158590 | Recorded: 2020

Paul Ji, winner of the Prodiges competition in 2019, is a 16-year old pianist, born in Chicago, USA to a Chinese family and raised in France since the age of five. This album, contains a selection of 16 romantic masterpieces for the piano.

Behzod Abduraimov - Debussy, Chopin, Mussorgsky: Piano Music (2020)

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Behzod Abduraimov - Debussy, Chopin, Mussorgsky: Piano Music (2020)

Behzod Abduraimov - Debussy, Chopin, Mussorgsky: Piano Music (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 202 Mb | Total time: 85:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA653 | Recorded: 2020

Behzod Abduraimov joins Alpha for several recordings, starting with this kaleidoscope of miniatures miniatures that are in fact fairly gigantic, and showcase the Uzbek pianists extreme virtuosity and sensitivity. Each movement is in itself a miniature, and taken together they form a kaleidoscope of human emotions and images of all kinds, says Behzod Abduraimov. In his view, the pieces in Debussys Childrens Corner are not intended for young piano students, but for adults, so that they can immerse themselves in the world of children with a little nostalgia and a lot of humor. When it comes to Chopin, each prelude has a different musical essence, creates its own atmosphere.

Párkányí Quartet - Ravel, Debussy: String Quartets (2004)

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Párkányí Quartet - Ravel, Debussy: String Quartets (2004)

Párkányí Quartet - Ravel, Debussy: String Quartets (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 56:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 250 208 | Recorded: 2003

This record is dedicated to the frequent association of two French scores, gems from "la Belle Epoque" (more or less the Edwardian Era), played by a string quartet which, following their mentor Sandor Vegh's example, is undertaking a new career : after a first and brilliant appearance (1976-84) under the name of Orlando, the quartet is back as Párkányí Quartet, from the name of the Hungarian born "primarius", István Párkányí. Only one member was changed, the cellist Michael Müller replacing Stefan Metz.

Maria Yudina - Anniversary Edition [10 CDs] (2019)

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Maria Yudina - Anniversary Edition [10 CDs] (2019)

Maria Yudina - Anniversary Edition [10 CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.76 Gb | Total time: 11:59:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Мелодия | # MEL CD 10 02590 | Recorded: 1948-1969

“This is not at all what I wrote, but play it like this. Do play it this way!” exclaimed Dmitri Shostakovich after Yudina performed the freshly written 24 Preludes and Fugues. This exclamation contains the key to understanding of Maria Yudina’s performing art – a controversial and disputable one that left a profound imprint on the cultural environment of the twentieth century. The 10-album set is the biggest part of Maria Yudina’s surviving studio and concert recordings from the Melodiya archive made between 1948 and 1969.