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Claude Debussy: La Mer; Première Suite D'orchestre
HMM 905369 (harmonia mundi, CD)
FIRST RELEASE (4 November 2022)
Playing time: 50'35"
Booklet pages: 24
℗ 2013 harmonia mundi musique sas
© 2022 harmonia mundi musique sas
Main country of recording: France
Country of manufacture: Netherlands
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Claude Debussy: La Mer; Première Suite D'orchestre published on 20 October 2022
Listen: Debussy: Dialogue du vent et de la mer (La Mer) (track 7, 0:00-0:46)
François-Marie Drieux, leader
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Claude Debussy (1862-1918):
Première Suite D'orchestre - Debussy's original orchestration; third movement completed by Philippe Manoury (first recording)
4 Cortège et Bacchanale
5 De l'aube à midi sur la mer
6 Jeux de vagues
7 Dialogue du vent et de la mer
La Mer is one of Debussy's most universally admired orchestral works. By contrast, his Première Suite pour orchestre was lost for more than a century, and came as a complete discovery in 2013 when Les Siècles made the first recording, played on instruments of the period. Now here is a brand-new remastering.
Recorded live on period instruments on 13 April 2012 at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa-Cecilia, Rome, Italy (tracks 5-7), 2 February 2012 at the Cité de la musique, Paris, France (tracks 1-3) and 13 October 2012 at the Abbaye de Royaumont, Val-d'Oise, France (track 4).