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.
London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle - Debussy: Pelléas and Mélisande (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle - Debussy: Pelléas and Mélisande
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 165:29 min | 546 MB
Label: LSO Live – LSO0790 | Tracks: 40 | 2017
Classical, Opera

Sir Simon Rattle leads an all-star cast in this highly anticipated new recording of Debussy’s evocative opera Pelléas et Mélisande. It was captured in January 2016 during performances of an innovative collaboration between Rattle and Peter Sellars, two of the boldest creative minds in music and theatre today.
Juliane Banse & Andras Schiff - Songs of Debussy and Mozart (2003) {ECM New Series 1772}

Juliane Banse & András Schiff - Songs of Debussy and Mozart (2003) {ECM New Series 1772}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 193 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 141 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 169 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1772
Classical / Chamber Music / Piano / Soprano

First recorded collaboration between one of the leading sopranos of our time, Juliane Banse, and the incomparable pianist András Schiff. The programme is a fascinating combination of two different worlds of 'Liedgesang' - in language as well as musical style and historicity.
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.

Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Dec. 12, 2017
Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque

Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque by Catherine Kautsky
English | September 15th, 2017 | ASIN: B074NCPHX2, ISBN: 1442269820 | 241 Pages | EPUB | 33.55 MB

Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque explores how key works reflect not only the most appealing and innocent aspects of Paris but also more disquieting attitudes of the time such as racism, colonial domination, and nationalistic hostility. Debussy left no avenue unexplored, and his piano works present a sweeping overview of the passions, vices, and obsessions of the era.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Debussy: 12 Preludes, Book I; Suite Bergamasque (2017)

Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Debussy: 12 Preludes, Book I; Suite Bergamasque (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:41 | 136 MB
Label: Decca

Glance at the new album from the 28-year-old Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell, and you might think she’s just another blonde babe seized on by a major label for her looks more than her talent. But it's not at all and you will understand this after listening to a new album. Album on Decca Cclassics celebrates Debussy's centenary (1918-2018) with his 12 Preludes from the 1st book and the Suite Bergamasque.

Pianist: Play Debussy (2017)  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 8, 2017
Pianist: Play Debussy (2017)

Pianist: Play Debussy (2017)
English | 31 pages | True PDF | 5 MB
Franz Welser-Most, Zurich Opera House Orchestra - Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande (2012/2004) [Blu-Ray]

Franz Welser-Möst, Zurich Opera House Orchestra - Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (2012/2004) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23957 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 160 min | 37,9 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5617 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 160 min | 8,67 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

A mysteroius childlike woman, a murder by jealousy, an orphan: Debussy’s Pelléas et Méllisande, his only completed opera, is full of magical, cryptical and deeply symbolic moments. With this work Debussy added quite literally a new dimension to the 1893 stage play of the same name by Belgian playwriter and poet, Maurice Maeterlinck, who was to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911. Rodney Gilfry, a leading American opera baritone whos vocal excellence has been repeatedly extolled by many leading music critics, is Pelléas. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “rich, rolling baritone with a superb upper range,” as well as his “vivid stage presence,” Rodney Gilfry has established himself as a most compelling musician on the world’s operatic stages. By his side Isabel Rey, internationally recognised for her exquisite vocal technique and her sensitive acting skills, is Mélisande. Due to her crystal-clear soprano and the winterly stage setting the cold dream-world of the subconscious emerges to the audience. Because of the fabulous soloist and a distinguished cast this opera promises outstanding listening pleasure. Under Franz Welser-Möst’s fabulous conducting this production of the Zurich Opera House is setting musical standards. Welser- Möst is ecxeptionally talented and internationally known as one of the outstanding personalities in the field of classical music. In conjunction with the director Sven-Eric Bechtolf, he has developed into one of the leading teams in contemporary music theater.
Cyril Huvé - Liszt, Debussy & Scriabin: Opus 102 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cyril Huvé - Liszt, Debussy & Scriabin: Opus 102 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:34 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

It is on an extraordinary instrument that the french pianist Cyril Huvé performs selected works of Liszt, Schubert, Debussy and Scriabin. His disc-recital is called Opus 102, the name of the piano designed by Stephen Paulello. The former teacher and tuner released the sounding board and expanded the traditional Steinway ambitus to favor the production of a « high fidelity » sound, capable of restoring all the richness of the repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Volodymyr Lavrynenko, Rune Bergmann & Argovia Philharmonic - Ravel & Debussy (Works for Piano and Orchestra) (2017) [24/96]

Volodymyr Lavrynenko, Rune Bergmann & Argovia Philharmonic - Ravel & Debussy (Works for Piano and Orchestra) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:39 minutes | 896 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Although Claude Debussy, born near Paris in 1862 and the thirteen years younger Basque Maurice Ravel had very different personalities, they were united through their music in the extension and even intermittent suspension of the borders of traditional tonality and the deviation of their rythmic structures from their customary course – Volodymyr Lavrynenko and argovia philharmonic present the two chief protagonists of French Impressionism.