Debussy: La Mer; Images; Nocturnes; Printemps - Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (choir, chorus); Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Charles Dutoit (conductor)
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  1. La Mer, symphonic sketches (3) for orchestra, L. 109
  2. Jeux, ballet, L. 126
  3. Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, symphonic fragments (arranged by Caplet)
  4. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86
  5. Images (3), for orchestra, L. 122
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  1. La Mer, symphonic sketches (3) for orchestra, L. 109
  2. Jeux, ballet, L. 126
  3. Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, symphonic fragments (arranged by Caplet)
  4. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86
  5. Images (3), for orchestra, L. 122
  6. Nocturnes, for female chorus & orchestra, L. 91
  7. Printemps, symphonic suite for chorus, piano & orchestra, L. 61
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This 1999 double-disc of Debussy favorites, performed by Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, is a well-balanced compilation of recordings made in 1988 and 1989, with only one of the offerings, Printemps, dating from 1994. For this kind of atmospheric, evocative music, Dutoit is one of the world's foremost interpreters, and his approach to Debussy's orchestral works is lively and vibrant, as demonstrated in his effervescent readings of La mer, Jeux, and Nocturnes. These bright-toned and sprightly accounts are ...

Debussy: La Mer; Images; Nocturnes; Printemps 1999, Decca

UPC: 028946021729

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