VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
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
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).