Complete Works - C. Debussy - Musik - WARNER CLASSICS - 0190295736750 - 4/1-2018

Complete Works

C. Debussy

Complete Works


2018 brings the 100th anniversary of the death (25 March 1918, at the age of 55) of Claude Debussy, one of history's greatest composers and the most influential of all

French composers. This 33-CD set stands as the most complete collection of recordings of Debussy's music ever made: it comprises all his known works, including four pieces in world premiere recordings which were made especially for this edition. Compiled in collaboration with renowned Debussy expert Denis Herlin (responsible for several critical editions of Debussy's music for Durand, the composer's publisher), the box comprises recordings carefully chosen for their artistic quality and their authenticity of spirit. They span more than a century, even including recordings made by Debussy himself - he was a superb pianist. Many other distinguished names are among the performers, including a suitably impressive contingent from France.

This 33-CD set, comprising outstanding recordings selected by Debussy experts, exemplifies the depth and breadth of the Warner Classics catalogue and the label's

commitment to producing comprehensive landmark editions of the highest quality. Being complete, the set complements much-loved masterpieces, the foundation of

Debussy's reputation, with works that remain lesser-known or which have even remained undiscovered until now. It includes transcriptions/orchestrations of Debussy's works by other composers that Debussy himself approved, and also Debussy's own transcriptions of works by other composers, some of them previously unrecorded.

-Among the works given world-premiere recordings are: Chanson des brises (1882) for female voices and piano Diane au bois (1885-87) for soprano, ténor et piano

The first version (1898) of the Chansons de Charles d'Orléans; Fragments of the opera La Chute de la maison Usher (1916) as Debussy left it Piano reductions of Khamma and Jeux by the composer. Debussy himself can be heard accompanying the Scottish soprano Mary Garden (his original Mélisande) in the Ariettes oubliées and a short extract from Pelléas et Mélisande, and in various piano works, recorded for the gramophone and in the form of piano rolls. -The recording of the mystery play with music Le Martyre de saint Sébastien, conducted by André Cluytens, is the only recording to present Gabriele d'Annunzio's complete text.

Among the French/adoptive French/French-Canadian performers are:

Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard · Michel Béroff · Philippe Cassard · Bertrand Chamayou · Aldo Ciccolini · Jean-Philippe Collard · Claude Debussy · Jérôme Ducros · Jacques

Février · Samson François

Instrumentalists Renaud Capuçon · Maurice Gendron · Emmanuel Pahud · Lily Laskine · Quatuor Ebène

Singers: Roberto Alagna · Natalie Dessay · Karina Gauvin · Véronique Gens · Philippe Jaroussky · François Le Roux · Mady Mesplé · Gérard Souzay · José van Dam · Rachel Yakar

Actress: Delphine Seyrig

Conductors: André Cluytens · Jean Martinon · Michel Plasson · Manuel Rosenthal · François-Xavier Roth

Among the other major artists are:

Pianists: Martha Argerich · Yuri Egorov

Instrumentalists: Yehudi Menuhin · Itzhak Perlman

Singers: Elly Ameling · Mary Garden · Rita Gorr · Barbara Hendricks

Conductors: Daniel Barenboim · James Conlon · Mikko Franck ·Carlo Maria Giulini · Armin Jordan · Kent Nagano · Sir Simon Rattle

o 2-piece box

o Wallets illustrated with Japanese prints

o 180-page booklet with extensive essay by Denis Herlin in French/English/German

o Richly illustrated booklet including an index of works

Media Music     CD   (Compact Disc)
Number of units × 33
Released 4/1-2018
EAN/UPC 0190295736750
Label WARNER CLASSICS
Cat. no. WCL565660.2
Genre Classical
Dimensions 142 125 90 mm
Weight (estimated) 1,314 g
Conductor Barenboim / Conlon / Franck / Giulini / Rattle / Nagano / Jordan
Orchestra Various
Soloist Argerich / Menuhin / Perlman / Ameling / Garden / Gorr / Hendricks

Track list