Debussy

Arcanto Quartett - Claude Debussy, Henri Dutilleux, Maurice Ravel: String Quartets (2010)

Arcanto Quartett - Claude Debussy, Henri Dutilleux, Maurice Ravel: Quatuors À Cordes (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902067 | Time: 01:11:17

In addition to the traditional pairing of the Debussy and Ravel string quartets, the Arcanto Quartett performs Henri Dutilleux's Ainsi la Nuit (1971-1976), a grouping that is becoming increasingly popular on recordings. These are absolutely secure, thoughtful, self-effacing readings of the Debussy and the Ravel. While the quartet doesn't bring particular new revelations to the pieces, the members play with nuanced sensitivity and impeccable musicianship. The haunted quiet they achieve in the first part of the third movement of the Debussy is especially impressive, as is the clarity of their sense of direction and unity in the final movement, the most difficult of the four to pull off. Similarly in the Ravel, the contrast between the serenity of the third movement and the raw athleticism of the fourth is attention-grabbing and invigorating.
Pascal Roge - Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Works (2013)

Pascal Rogé - Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Works (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5405 | Time: 01:19:20

Rogé produces consistently beautiful tone and this recital gives no mean pleasure an this score. His playing is distinguished by intelligence and sympathy, as well as subtle of colour. He is moreover supported by recording quality of real excellence.
Menahem Pressler, Paavo Jarvi, Orchestre de Paris plays Mozart and Debussy (2014) [Blu-ray]

Menahem Pressler, Paavo Jarvi, Orchestre de Paris plays Mozart and Debussy (2014)
Blu-ray | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC 21966 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 | 20.22 GB
Audio: DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3636 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit);
LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit | Length: 01:22:14
Classical | Nitroflare/Uploadable/Bitshare/Freakshare
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra & Lan Shui - Debussy: Jeux, Khamma & La boîte à joujoux (2017)

Singapore Symphony Orchestra & Lan Shui - Debussy: Jeux, Khamma & La boîte à joujoux (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:17 | 175 MB
Label: Bis Records

The 90-member Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is the leading symphonic organization of Southeast Asia. The orchestra was founded in 1979 by conductor Choo Hoey, who led it for 18 years. It had 41 members at the start. It received support from the government, which agreed with Choo's mission to make the orchestra a world-class orchestra to represent the nation and to build understanding of classical music. The SSO has frequently recorded, specializing originally on Asian compositions.
Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003)

Orchestrations by Zoltán Kocsis of works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel (2003)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis; Júlia Hajnóczy, soprano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD32106 | Time: 01:09:55

If anybody is, then Zoltán Kocsis is truly a musical artist in the Renaissance sense: he explores ever greater areas of his profession, and takes possession of new realms. Initially, we looked on with incomprehension, asking why as a pianist of genius, he did not devote himself exclusively to his instrument. Why was he dissipating his creative energies is so many fields: teaching, conducting, writing essays, creating concert programs, forming societies and building an orchestra – and of course, there was his composition as well. But these days, we really have to acknowledge that with Kocsis, this is not some sporting achievement, but utilising the Wagnerian term – a kind of “Gesamtkunstwerk” activity.
Jean-Pierre Armengaud & Olivier Chauzu - Debussy: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2016)

Jean-Pierre Armengaud & Olivier Chauzu - Debussy: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:10 min | 187 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

In 1891 Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé asked Debussy to compose incidental music for a theatrical version of his poem L’Après-midi d’un faune (The afternoon of the faun) and the resulting work, with its innovative melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic writing, is both impassioned and expressive. The four-hand arrangement was made by Ravel in 1910. Inspired by the natural phenomena of water, light and wind and, according to Mme Debussy, unplayable in its piano four-hands version, La Mer is a masterpiece of some stuctural complexity. Of the technically inventive Images, which evoke Spanish sights, sounds and fragrances, Debussy wrote that the work marked a departure for him, dealing with “realities” not impressionism.

Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at July 3, 2017
Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation by Marianne Wheeldon
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0190631228 | 240 pages | PDF | 6,3 MB

Alessandro Taverna - Debussy & Ravel: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 18, 2017
Alessandro Taverna - Debussy & Ravel: Piano Works (2017)

Alessandro Taverna - Debussy & Ravel: Piano Works (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:33 | 178 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings

There was controversy when Alessandro Taverna won bronze at the Leeds International Competition in 2005 - many people thought he should have been awarded the gold. Since then, he's gone from strength to strength, as amply proved by this Medtner album on Somm, which features three of the composer's 14 sonatas - the Reminiscenza, the Romantica and the Minacciosa. The Reminiscenza and Romantica are both exemplary in their dynamic, emotional and architectural control. The Minacciosa's climactic fugue is breathtaking.'' (The Guardian, February 2015) The Guardian's was one of many warm reviews for Alessandro Taverna's debut album on SOMM. His playing on this second album attests to Taverna's close affinity to the music of Debussy and Ravel. He possesses a mesmerising palette of colors ranging from a seductive, ethereal touch in Ondine to ferocity and thrust in Scarbo - and what great brilliance and dynamism he brings to La Valse and I'isle Joyeuse.
Duisburger Philharmoniker, Jonathan Darlington - Jolivet, Ravel, Debussy (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Duisburger Philharmoniker, Jonathan Darlington - Jolivet, Ravel, Debussy (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:42 minutes | 620 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The inspirations are very differing: music from outside Europe, an anthology of poems and a painting inspired the composers André Jolivet, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy to some of their most important works.