Debussy - The Complete Works | Warner 9029573675

Debussy - The Complete Works

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029573675

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 33

Release Date: 5th January 2018

Contents

Artists

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Roberto Alagna
Elly Ameling
Martha Argerich
Michel Beroff
Renaud Capucon
Philippe Cassard
Bertrand Chamayou
Aldo Ciccolini
Jean-Philippe Collard
Jose van Dam
Claude Debussy
Natalie Dessay
Jerome Ducros
Yuri Egorov
Jacques Fevrier
Samson Francois
Mary Garden
Karina Gauvin
Maurice Gendron
Veronique Gens
Rita Gorr
Barbara Hendricks
Philippe Jaroussky
Lily Laskine
Yehudi Menuhin
Mady Mesple
Emmanuel Pahud
Itzhak Perlman
Francois Le Roux
Delphine Seyrig
Gerard Souzay
Rachel Yakar
Quatuor Ebene

Conductors

Daniel Barenboim
Andre Cluytens
James Conlon
Mikko Franck
Carlo Maria Giulini
Armin Jordan
Jean Martinon
Kent Nagano
Michel Plasson
Simon Rattle
Manuel Rosenthal
Francois-Xavier Roth

Artists

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Roberto Alagna
Elly Ameling
Martha Argerich
Michel Beroff
Renaud Capucon
Philippe Cassard
Bertrand Chamayou
Aldo Ciccolini
Jean-Philippe Collard
Jose van Dam
Claude Debussy
Natalie Dessay
Jerome Ducros
Yuri Egorov
Jacques Fevrier
Samson Francois
Mary Garden
Karina Gauvin
Maurice Gendron
Veronique Gens
Rita Gorr
Barbara Hendricks
Philippe Jaroussky
Lily Laskine
Yehudi Menuhin
Mady Mesple
Emmanuel Pahud
Itzhak Perlman
Francois Le Roux
Delphine Seyrig
Gerard Souzay
Rachel Yakar
Quatuor Ebene

Conductors

Daniel Barenboim
Andre Cluytens
James Conlon
Mikko Franck
Carlo Maria Giulini
Armin Jordan
Jean Martinon
Kent Nagano
Michel Plasson
Simon Rattle
Manuel Rosenthal
Francois-Xavier Roth

About

This 33-CD set stands as the most complete collection of recordings of Debussy’s music ever made: it comprises all his known works, including four pieces in world premiere recordings which were made especially for this edition. Compiled in collaboration with renowned Debussy expert Denis Herlin (responsible for several critical editions of Debussy’s music for Durand, the composer’s publisher), the box comprises recordings carefully chosen for their artistic quality and their authenticity of spirit. They span more than a century, even including recordings made by Debussy himself – he was a superb pianist. Many other distinguished names are among the performers, including a suitably impressive contingent from France.

Being complete, the set complements much-loved masterpieces, the foundation of Debussy’s reputation, with works that remain lesser-known or which have even remained undiscovered until now.

It includes transcriptions/orchestrations of Debussy’s works by other composers that Debussy himself approved, and also Debussy’s own transcriptions of works by other composers, some of them previously unrecorded.

Among the works given world-premiere recordings are:
- Chanson des brises (1882) for female voices and piano
- Diane au bois (1885-87) for soprano, ténor et piano
- The first version (1898) of the Chansons de Charles d’Orléans
- Fragments of the opera La Chute de la maison Usher (1916) as Debussy left it
- Piano reductions of Khamma and Jeux by the composer.

Debussy himself can be heard accompanying the Scottish soprano Mary Garden (his original Mélisande) in the Ariettes oubliées and a short extract from Pelléas et Mélisande, and in various piano works, recorded for the gramophone and in the form of piano rolls.

The recording of the mystery play with music Le Martyre de saint Sébastien, conducted by André Cluytens, is the only recording to present Gabriele d’Annunzio’s complete text.

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