Claude Debussy - The Debussy Edition: Box Set 18CDs (2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 26, 2016
Claude Debussy - The Debussy Edition: Box Set 18CDs (2012)

Claude Debussy - The Debussy Edition: Box Set 18CDs (2012)
Classical, Impressionism | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,56 Gb | Scans 12 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2012

Of the compilations released to mark the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy's birth this year, this is the most treasurable. As a survey of the music of perhaps of the greatest 20th-century composer it could hardly be bettered, especially within recordings from a single label, or rather, a single group of labels, for as well as Deutsche Grammophon recordings it also includes material from Philips and Decca, which are all now part of the Universal stable.
Natalia Gutman - Portrait Series Vol. II: Debussy, Schnittke, Bach (2000)

Natalia Gutman - Portrait Series Vol. II: Debussy, Schnittke, Bach (2000)
Natalia Gutman, cello, Alexei Nassedkin, piano; Vassily Lobanov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Live Classics | # LCL 203 | Time: 00:50:03

Live Classics’ Natalia Gutman “Portrait” series continues with a second volume documenting the cellist’s work from her early career up to the present. A 1967 German radio broadcast of the Debussy Cello Sonata stands out for Gutman’s warm, expansive tone and strong, fluid support from pianist Alexei Nassedkin. A few moments of uncertain intonation and less-than-centered articulation in the second movement’s opening pizzicatos are a small price to pay for fine overall ensemble values. Gutman shines in the declamatory, slow-motion passages that dominate the outer movements of Schnittke’s First Cello Sonata, and throws herself head first into the central Presto’s roller-coaster arpeggios and ruthless clusters. A gripping performance, this: every bit as authoritative as Alexander Ivashkin’s with the composer’s widow Irina Scnittke at the piano. She’s a more sensitive colorist than Gutman’s solid yet comparatively monochrome Vassily Lobanov.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Francois-Frederic Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists: Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky (2015)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, François-Frédéric Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists (2015)
Béla Bartók, Achille-Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10863

Three 20th-century orchestral scores, Bartók’s Two Pictures, Debussy’s Jeux and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, all dating from 1910-13 and all linked (as the detailed CD booklet explains), are brought to life in the hands of two exceptional French pianists. The central interest is the ballet Jeux. One of the world’s outstanding Debussy interpreters, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has added to his complete Chandos recordings with his own transcription for two pianos. Written late in Debussy’s life for Nijinsky, Jeux involves an emotionally erotic and harmonically daring game of tennis. Bavouzet and his well-matched partner, François-Fréderic Guy, play with nimble grace, capturing the works wit and mystery. This gripping album is dedicated to Pierre Boulez, guru and enabler, for his 90th birthday.

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

Posted by Designol at Nov. 10, 2016
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) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 104 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.
Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Paray Conducts Ravel & Debussy (1992) {Mercury}

Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Paray Conducts Ravel & Debussy (1992) {Mercury}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 380 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 172 mb
Genre: classical

Paray Conducts Ravel & Debussy is a 1992 album by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Paray. This is a compilation of material from the Mercury Living Presence series, taken from recordings done in the late 50's and early 60's.

Garrick Ohlsson - Etudes: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 4, 2016
Garrick Ohlsson - Etudes: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev (2015)

Garrick Ohlsson - Études: Debussy, Bartók, Prokofiev (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68080 | Time: 01:06:36

Études are primarily intended as exercises to train musicians in specific techniques, but since the Romantic era they have become associated with other miniature forms, such as the prelude and the intermezzo, and frequently regarded as evocative character pieces or tonal pictures. Garrick Ohlsson's album of piano études by Claude Debussy, Sergey Prokofiev, and Béla Bartók offers a brief survey of the genre in modern practice, and demonstrates the blending of pedagogy and poetry in these works. Ohlsson has become internationally known as an exquisite interpreter of the music of Frédéric Chopin, and much of the subtlety and atmosphere found in his previous recordings is present here. Ohlsson's finesse and humor are perhaps most evident in Debussy's Études, L. 143, which have a lighter character than Prokofiev's Études, Op. 2, which tend toward the sardonic side, and Bartók's Études, Op. 18, which are intensely virtuosic and mysterious. Hyperion's recording captures the nuances of Ohlsson's playing, and the piano is close enough to hear every detail, while the acoustics lend it a pleasant natural aura.

VA - Debussy: The Essentials (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 3, 2016
VA - Debussy: The Essentials (2016)

VA - Debussy: The Essentials (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:01:55 | 289 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A French composer of piano music, opera, cantatas, ballets, and orchestral and chamber works. His most notable pieces are "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)" (1894) and "Nocturnes" (1899). Inspired often by pictorial subjects (Monet's water impressions became "reflections in the water" for piano) and by the elusive and unnameable in nature (footsteps in the snow, still leaves, and the hypnotic, overwhelming sensations of his rare visits to the French coastline), Debussy's music develops chords, melodies, and orchestration that are connected more by a single surreal observation than by an overriding logic.
San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas - Debussy: Images, Jeux, La plus que lente (2016)

San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas - Debussy: Images, Jeux, La plus que lente (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:19 | 138 MB

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony demonstrate their consummate mastery of the impressionist style with this all-Debussy album. The recording brings the vivid landscapes of Images, impassioned playfulness of Jeux and the sensuality of La plus que lente together in a collection that exquisitely illustrates the French composer's mastery of orchestration. Presented by SFS Media as a premium audio hybrid SACD, this disc is both a musical and audiophile delight.

Alexei Lyubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 5, 2016
Alexei Lyubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs

Alexei Lubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs, Recorded in 1971
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 257 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02002 | Time: 01:34:45

Two books of Debussy’s piano preludes were composed in 1910 and 1913, respectively. Unlike similar opuses by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and others, they had no tonal sequence, and each piece was conceived as an individual work. In whole, the cycle is a sort of concise encyclopedia of the great French composer’s music with its fanciful and sophisticated, but so imperceptibly attractive combination of romanticism and impressionism, centuries-old traditions of piano music and cultural paradoxes of the 20th century. The titles Debussy gave to each of the preludes (they are sooner poetic metaphors) are put in the end rather than in the beginning of the notes and not intended to impose a certain character on the listener. Instead, they seem to ask riddles as if they check whether the mood of a piece is caught correctly. Debussy’s preludes found a fine and thoughtful interpreter in the person of Alexei Lyubimov.
Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 88697222492 | Time: 01:13:18

In many ways, Debussy’s piano music finds its rightful home on the harp. Apart from the distinctive textural and colouristic elements in the writing itself, we have contemporary accounts of Debussy’s piano-playing that refer to his ability to make you forget a piano even had hammers. Of course, this doesn’t allow for dreamy, “impressionistic” interpretations; rather, it makes clarity and precision absolute imperatives – which qualities we find in abundance in this recital by Xavier de Maistre and friends.