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DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

Claude Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliées; Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande (2017)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati, conductor; Magdalena Kožená

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 550 | Time: 01:08:33

This marks the first release with Robin Ticciati leading the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and it makes the requisite splash. There's a world premiere: even if you're not on board with the trend of enlarging the repertory through arrangements of works that are perfectly good in their original form, you will likely be seduced by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's ravishing reading of Debussy's voice-and-piano Ariettes oubliées, inventively arranged by Brett Dean. There's a little-known work: the opening one, Fauré's Prelude to Pénélope (a sparsely performed opera, with a slightly less sparsely performed prelude) is a lush and beautifully controlled arc. Controlled and detailed are two words that come to mind for Ticciati's interpretation of La mer, the warhorse work on the program; it may seem a bit deliberate, but there are many hues in his performance. The two Debussy works are balanced by two of Fauré's: the fourth work is the suite from Fauré's incidental music to Pélleas et Mélisande (in Charles Koechlin's version), also deliberate and lush. Linn recorded the performance in Berlin's Jesus Christus Kirche, which allows the full spectrum of orchestral colors to come through. Worth the money for Kozená fans for her turn alone, and a fine French program for all.
Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.

The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 13, 2019
The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)

The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeat, Downtempo | Label: ZTT | # ZTT130CD | Time: 00:56:49

More than ten years after the Art of Noise left Trevor Horn's ZTT label to record on their own, original members Anne Dudley and Paul Morley reunited with Horn plus 10cc's Lol Creme to record another LP, organized around the work of French modernist composer Claude Debussy. With a guest list including John Hurt as well as Rakim, the album charts the artistic use of sampled breakbeats – pioneered by the Art of Noise themselves – with nods to '80s hip-hop plus their '90s equivalent, drum'n'bass. Though the Art of Noise doesn't sound quite as brash as they did in their '80s prime, The Seduction of Claude Debussy is an interesting showcase of what made the group great.

Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 2, 2019
Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)

Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:01
Genre: Classical | Label: Pierian Recording Society | # PIR0001

This Pierian CD, advertised in the May 2012 Naxos catalog as an “also available” disc, is the label’s first issue from 2000 featuring the complete recordings of Debussy as pianist. All of his records were made in two sessions, a series of four short 78-rpm sides with soprano Mary Garden (his first Mélisande) at the Paris G&T studio in 1904 and 14 Welte-Mignon piano rolls recorded on November 11, 1913. Both are famous groups of recordings, restored and reissued over the decades, but this release is the best I’ve ever heard them.

Katia et Marielle Labeque - Stravinsky, Debussy (2007)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 15, 2019
Katia et Marielle Labeque - Stravinsky, Debussy (2007)

Katia et Marielle Labeque - Stravinsky, Debussy (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:38 | 202 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: KML Recordings | Catalog: KML 1112/3

The second release from Katia and Marielle Labèque's own KML label largely revisits Debussy and Stravinsky works that the duo previously essayed for Philips. Their newer versions are preferable, and may well represent the Labèque sisters' finest recordings to date. Whereas a driving, steel-edged literalism characterizes their earlier Debussy En blanc et noir, the duo now imbues the score with greater rhythmic leeway.
Marita Viitasalo - Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book 2; Suite bergamasque (2015)

Marita Viitasalo - Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 2; Suite bergamasque (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1269-2 | Time: 01:01:16

Pianist Marita Viitasalo’s solo album on Ondine is a program focused on works by Claude Debussy (1862–1918). Préludes, Book II was composed during 1912–13 and represent the composer’s late style. Suite bergamasque, published in 1905, is one of the most well-known pieces in classic piano literature. It inclundes Claire de lune, possibly Debussy’s most famous piano piece. Marita Viitasalo studied first under Professor Timo Mikkilä in Helsinki. She continued her studies in Rome (Rodolfo Caporali) and in Vienna (Dieter Weber). Viitasalo is award-winning concert pianist and respected accompanist who has performed, among others, in Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Paris, London, Edinburgh and New York.
Vienna Symphony - Ravel/Chabrier/Dukas/Debussy (1988) {Allegretto II) **[RE-UP]**

Vienna Symphony - Ravel/Chabrier/Dukas/Debussy (1988) {Allegretto II)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 206 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 103 mb
Genre: classical

The music of Ravel, Chabrier, Dukas, and Debussy are honored on this CD by the Vienna Symphony, with Edouard van Remootel as conductor. This CD was "digitally remastered for compact disc from an Original Analog Recording". This was part of Allegretto II's Vox Archive Series, released through the Moss Music Group, a division of the Pickwick Music Group.
Toscanini  - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.22 Gb (DVD9) | 107 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.
Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.
Joshua Bell - Chausson, Ravel, Faure, Debussy, Franck (2005) (Repost)

Joshua Bell - Chausson, Ravel, Faure, Debussy, Franck (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:47 | 519 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: B0004447-02

Joshua Bell, a violinist widely-admired by audiences and critics, was born fortuitously in Bloomington, Indiana, home of the Indiana University School of Music, which eventually assumed a decisive role in Bell's musical development. Bell was exposed to music from an early age and began his violin studies with Mimi Zweig. Bell's talents developed rapidly; he made his debut as a soloist in performance with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra at the age of seven.

Jasper String Quartet - The Kernis Project: Debussy (2019)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 13, 2019
Jasper String Quartet - The Kernis Project: Debussy (2019)

Jasper String Quartet - The Kernis Project: Debussy (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 297 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:33
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus

This album marks the culmination of our decade-long journey with Aaron Jay Kernis’ music for string quartet. From the moment we put bow to string for Aaron’s Second Quartet, we realized his special voice and our connection to his music’s ability to capture both the complexity of the world and the simplicity of a moment. This depth fascinated us, inspired our playing and prompted us to dream of commissioning Aaron’s 3rd Quartet.