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Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003) [Re-Up]

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Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003) [Re-Up]

Orchestrations by Zoltán Kocsis of works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel (2003)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis; Júlia Hajnóczy, soprano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:09:55
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD32106

If anybody is, then Zoltán Kocsis is truly a musical artist in the Renaissance sense: he explores ever greater areas of his profession, and takes possession of new realms. Initially, we looked on with incomprehension, asking why as a pianist of genius, he did not devote himself exclusively to his instrument. Why was he dissipating his creative energies is so many fields: teaching, conducting, writing essays, creating concert programs, forming societies and building an orchestra – and of course, there was his composition as well. But these days, we really have to acknowledge that with Kocsis, this is not some sporting achievement, but utilising the Wagnerian term – a kind of “Gesamtkunstwerk” activity.

Yury Kramarov, viola - Mozart, Brahms, Debussy (2001)

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Yury Kramarov, viola - Mozart, Brahms, Debussy (2001)

Yury Kramarov, viola - Mozart, Brahms, Debussy (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:09:35
Classical | Label: Bomba-Piter/Manchester Files | # CDMAN 161

Yury Markovich Kramarov (1929-1982), one of the best representatives of St. Petersburg viola school, the outstanding Russian musician and teacher, has contributed a great deal to the development of the national viola art. In 1952 Kramarov, still a student at the Conservatoire then, was invited to fill the post of the viola group concertmaster of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society orchestra. Simultaneously he started teaching at the Conservatoire. From that time on performing and pedagogical arts were constantly present in his creative life and complemented each other. From 1956 through 1963 he was the viola group concertmaster in the famous Mravinsky Orchestra. In 1957 the young musician won two important and convincing prizes at the All-Union and International competitions in Moscow. Being a brilliant soloist, having performed with best national orchestras and conductors (Ye. Mravinsky, N. Rakhlin, A. Yansons, K. Eliasberg), Kramarov nonetheless was always drawn towards chamber music. Such leading figures of the Russian performing arts as I. Braudo, M. Vaiman, B. Gutnikov, V. Liberman, M.Rostropovich played together with Kramarov. The musician performed with great enthusiasm in the quartets named after Taneev, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Glazunov.

Alice Sara Ott - Nightfall: Debussy, Satie, Ravel (2018)

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Alice Sara Ott - Nightfall: Debussy, Satie, Ravel (2018)

Alice Sara Ott - Nightfall: Debussy, Satie, Ravel (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 169 Mb | Total time: 66:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 483 5187 | Recorded: 2018

Pianist Alice Sara Ott releases Nightfall, an album that explores the transition and harmony between day and night, light and darkness. This recording features a collection of evocative pieces by Satie, Debussy, and Ravel, including Debussy's "Clair de lune" and Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit - all played with Ott's velvet touch and soulful depth.

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.

Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2006)

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Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2006)

Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Préludes (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:17:48
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67530

Steven Osborne has already made a name for himself in French music with a disc of Alkan and a profoundly moving performance of Messiaen’s Vingt Regards. Here he reaches between those two to tackle one of the pinnacles of the piano repertoire—Debussy’s two books of Préludes. These works have been central to Steven’s repertoire for many years and he brings them to the studio after many public performances and much reflection. He has worked from the most up-to-date Urtext edition which clarifies Debussy’s thought in many places, particularly with regard to tempo relationships within La cathédrale engloutie and a missing bar in Les tierces alternées. In a crowded field Osborne need fear no comparisons: the pianism is exquisite and the interpretations are of a rare depth and subtlety—a recording to rival the very best!

Emil Gilels - The Seattle Recital (2016)

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Emil Gilels - The Seattle Recital (2016)

Emil Gilels - The Seattle Recital (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:14:45
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 6288 GH

This release features a previously-unreleased recording of pianist Emil Gilels, captured live in an acclaimed 1964 Seattle recital. With the exception of a single work, this recital has never before been made available to the general public and is now being released for the first time. Released in time to celebrate the pianist’s 100th anniversary, the recital includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and more.

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

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Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Total time: 76:21+78:55+79:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564631360 | Recorded: 2001-2013

A violinist in a class of his own, Renaud Capuçon shows why he is 'Le Violon Roi'; (The Violin King) in this 3-CD collection. As the leading French violinist of his generation, Capucon records exclusively for Virgin Classics and has a rich discography. The set brings together not only some of his best and most popular performances as a soloist but as a collaborator.

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.

VA - The Debussy Edition (18CD) (2015)

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VA - The Debussy Edition (18CD) (2015)

VA - The Debussy Edition (18CD) (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 18:20:45 | 4 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 001676372

Unlike Universal’s only fitfully excellent Ravel box, this Debussy Edition of the almost complete works has no weak spots. Puzzlingly, the Saxophone Rhapsody is missing, and so are L’Enfant prodigue (except for one aria) and La Damoiselle élue, among other items, but all of the other significant works are included, and in very fine performances.

Quartetto Italiano, Arthur Grumiaux, Maurice Gendron - Debussy: Chamber Music (1994)

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Quartetto Italiano, Arthur Grumiaux, Maurice Gendron - Debussy: Chamber Music (1994)

Quartetto Italiano, Arthur Grumiaux, Maurice Gendron - Debussy: Chamber Music (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:23 | 354 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 442 655-2

Grumiaux’s elevated intellectual profile is put to exalted use in the Debussy Sonata. He has a quicksilver response to the music’s twists and turns and an alertness to the necessary momentum in the first movement. He is thus forward moving but flexible with a fast vibrato and multi variegated tonal response at once apposite and unostentatious. Listen at 2.15 to about as extravagant a portamento as he ever made on disc. If you want to hear fluent and incisive duo playing listen to Grumiaux and Hajdu in the Intermède where understanding of motivic details and larger structure reigns supreme.

William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1 (1994)

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William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1 (1994)

William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1: Debussy, Saint-Saëns (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:22 | 481 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cala Records | Catalog: 1017

For the first time, this collection brings together the complete woodwind chamber music of France's leading composers in the medium: Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Poulenc. In a set which evinces the now familiar Cala hallmark of creatively combining established treasures with enticing discoveries, including here four world première recordings. Volume One presents the works of Debussy and Saint-Saëns and Volume Two those of Ravel and Poulenc. Each volume contains two full-length CDs (well over two hours of music) for the price of one.

Lilya Zilberstein - Claude Debussy: Pour le Piano, Estampes; Maurice Ravel: Miroirs, Sonatine, Jeux d'eau (1994) [Re-Up]

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Lilya Zilberstein - Claude Debussy: Pour le Piano, Estampes; Maurice Ravel: Miroirs, Sonatine, Jeux d'eau (1994) [Re-Up]

Lilya Zilberstein - Claude Debussy: Pour le Piano; Estampes
Maurice Ravel: Miroirs; Sonatine; Jeux d'eau (1994)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 927-2 | Time: 01:13:55

Lilya Zilberstein has already taken on some of the virtuoso pillars of the repertoire for DG—Brahms's Paganini Variations, the Mussorgsky Pictures, Rachmaninov's Third Concerto and so it is fascinating to hear her in music of a more subtle evocation and delicacy. And although her Debussy and Ravel are hardly consistent or to the manner born, they are rarely less than individual or distinguished. Like other Russian pianists before her she places greater emphasis on the music's sensuous and expressive warmth than on its formal clarity. Her response to say, ''Le soiree dans Grenade'' (from Estampes) is richly coloured and inflected (a reminder, perhaps, of Falla's awe of Debussy's Hispanicism) and in ''Jardins sous la pluie'' her virtuosity evokes a coldly drenched and windswept garden its flowers momentarily bejewelled by passing sunlight. She is also highly successful in the more objective patterning of Pour le piano, making the opening Prelude's fortissimo chording and shooting-star glissandos resonate with unusual power.

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Debussy: Images 1 & 2; Children's Corner (1971/2020)

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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Debussy: Images 1 & 2; Children's Corner (1971/2020)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Debussy: Images 1 & 2; Children's Corner (1971/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 191 MB | Tracks: 12 | 44:52 min
Style: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

There are recordings which are so obvious that any criticism seems useless, not to say futile. What else can be said about this meeting between a composer and his performer? That Benedetti-Michelangeli's piano is crystalline, pyrotechnic, that his keyboard seems to be adorned with all the most minute nuances of color? No inappropriate mannerisms, points of languor "at the beginning of the century", but a simplicity of expression which makes Debussy a Western brother of the authors of Japanese haikus

Francesco Piemontesi - Claude Debussy: Preludes, Books 1 & 2 (2015) [Re-Up]

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Francesco Piemontesi - Claude Debussy: Preludes, Books 1 & 2 (2015) [Re-Up]

Francesco Piemontesi - Claude Debussy: Préludes, Books 1 & 2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:20:38
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5415

Francesco Piemontesi’s third recording on naïve is dedicated to Debussy’s complex and fascinating 'Prélude's, in which he is recognised as one of the specialists worldwide today. Francesco Pie-montesi has based his work on this essential composition upon a new edition Durand-Salabert-Eschig, co-directed by renowned French piano music scholar Roy Howatt.

Mariangela Vacatello - Claude Debussy: 12 Etudes, Estampes, Deux Arabesques, L'Isle joyeuse (2012)

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Mariangela Vacatello - Claude Debussy: 12 Etudes, Estampes, Deux Arabesques, L'Isle joyeuse (2012)

Mariangela Vacatello - Claude Debussy: 12 Etudes, Estampes, Deux Arabesques, L'Isle joyeuse (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94371 | Time: 01:16:41

The Debussy-year 2012 brought a wealth of reissues on the market, but surprisingly few new recordings. Reason the more to welcome this new recording of a generous selection of Debussy piano works, centred around the substantial “12 Etudes”.These works, written in the later stage of Debussy’s creative life, form the apotheosis of his style. Far from any evocative “impressionistic” Tonmalerei or picturesque atmosphere painting they are Debussy’s answer to the Etudes of Chopin, purely abstract creations of melody, harmony and rhythm. Fiercely uncompromising and difficult, they form the summit of Debussy’s piano oeuvre, and one of the highest challenges to any performing pianist. The exciting young Italian pianist Mariangela Vacatello is a Liszt specialist, renowned for her passionate performances and technical ability. She has given concerts at prestigious venues across the USA and Europe, and she has won many awards. These include second prize at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in 1999, and the Internet Audience Award at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. ‘A very exciting player’ Musical Opinion, 2008.