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Debussy:Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Images Pour Orchestre; Printemps (Suite Symphonique)
 
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Debussy:Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Images Pour Orchestre; Printemps (Suite Symphonique)

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 July 2005
  • Release Date: 1 July 2005
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1992 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 59:38
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  • ASIN: B0059WMAKW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,632 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John Austin HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Jan 2005
Format: Audio CD
Debussy's orchestral works provide some of the most alluring and luscious sounds in all music. Sonority and textual clarity are wonderfully impressive in this recording of three of them conducted by Pierre Boulez. The Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune - occupying from eight to eleven minutes in the various versions in my collection - runs for nearly nine minutes here. Listening to the opening movement of the Images makes me wish that somebody had alerted Debussy to the existence of the English folk song "The Keel Row". I especially like Printemps, the earliest known Debussy orchestral work, dating from his 25th year. In this work, the orchestral forces include a piano.
The Cleveland Orchestra under the French conductor was recorded by the German DGG technicians in Cleveland in March 1991.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DAVID BRYSON TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Feb 2010
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Spring is the world reborn according to an exuberant mediaeval Latin poem the Pervigilium Veneris - ver renatus orbis est. For me it is a little bit of a personal renewal, via this record and literally. The spring comes slowly up this way in the Pennine hills, and the time of year thou mayest in me behold is not exactly spring, but the sense of it is here. Included in the music is the Rondes de printemps, the final number in Debussy's orchestral Images, and also a welcome out-of-the-way piece his early 2-movement `symphonic suite' Printemps. The moment therefore seemed right to obtain this disc, especially as the two `springtime' works were unaccountably missing from my collection.

There was something else I wanted to renew, and it was my acquaintance with the work of Pierre Boulez. Years ago I had formed an impression of him as a martinet - very exact and therefore a natural for Stravinsky, but slightly forbidding. Whether this had anything to do with his early personal association with Stravinsky, or with his uncanny resemblance when young to Marlon Brando, or with his own very uncompromising compositions, or whether it was just something that I had been told, I don't now remember. However when I recently obtained his set of The Rite of Spring and Petrushka I was struck indeed with his exactness, but also with the beauty of the works as they came from him. Time to try him in Debussy then, and none too soon as it turns out.

You would expect top-class playing from the Cleveland Orchestra, and you would be right to. You would not be surprised if even in Debussy you heard more orchestral detail from Boulez than you usually do from other conductors, and you will not be surprised in that way here.
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