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Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000) (Repost)

Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:43 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464 360-2

This venerable recording by the Italian Quartet from 1965 was, for many years, the standard reference copy of both works either individually or as a coupling. One of the considerable virtues of this group of players was that they could always be relied upon to play in tune and to play with musicianship. The competition was not so strong as it is today as many of the alternative groups simply could not deliver accuracy in tuning (or even worse, the notes). This was rarely commented upon in review magazines at the time, a source of complete bemusement for me, but as one who was expected to play in tune I found listening to string chamber music almost beyond bearing for much of the time - except for this group.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.

Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 19, 2017
Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)

Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:49:01
Genre: Classical | Label: Pierian Recording Society | # PIR0001

This Pierian CD, advertised in the May 2012 Naxos catalog as an “also available” disc, is the label’s first issue from 2000 featuring the complete recordings of Debussy as pianist. All of his records were made in two sessions, a series of four short 78-rpm sides with soprano Mary Garden (his first Mélisande) at the Paris G&T studio in 1904 and 14 Welte-Mignon piano rolls recorded on November 11, 1913. Both are famous groups of recordings, restored and reissued over the decades, but this release is the best I’ve ever heard them.
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Goettinger Symphonie Orchester - Claude Debussy: The Edgar Allan Poe Operas (2016)

Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Goettinger Symphonie Orchester - Claude Debussy: The Edgar Allan Poe Operas (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:28:49 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pan Classics | Catalog: PC10342

The listener may be forgiven for not knowing that any Debussy "Edgar Allan Poe Operas" existed, for neither of the works recorded here was ever completed. Moreover, and you don't learn this unless you read the notes or have investigated for yourself, one of them was hardly begun. After the success of Pelléas et Mélisande in New York, Debussy was encouraged to adapt a pair of Poe's short stories for a new American production. Debussy needed little encouragement and quickly produced a pair of scenarios, but other projects intervened, and the operas were never finished. The more complete one is La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher), for which there are substantial sketches and several full realizations including the one here by "creative musicologist" Robert Orledge.

Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 23, 2016
Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2006)

Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Préludes (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67530 | Time: 01:17:48

Steven Osborne has already made a name for himself in French music with a disc of Alkan and a profoundly moving performance of Messiaen’s Vingt Regards. Here he reaches between those two to tackle one of the pinnacles of the piano repertoire—Debussy’s two books of Préludes. These works have been central to Steven’s repertoire for many years and he brings them to the studio after many public performances and much reflection. He has worked from the most up-to-date Urtext edition which clarifies Debussy’s thought in many places, particularly with regard to tempo relationships within La cathédrale engloutie and a missing bar in Les tierces alternées. In a crowded field Osborne need fear no comparisons: the pianism is exquisite and the interpretations are of a rare depth and subtlety—a recording to rival the very best!

The Debussy Film (1965)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 19, 2016
The Debussy Film (1965)

The Debussy Film (1965)
BDRip | 720x540 | .MKV/AVC @ 1269 Kbps | 1h 22mn | 746 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

An actor is playing Claude Debussy in a film about the composer's life, and finds himself identifying with his subject very closely.

The Debussy Film (1965)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at April 17, 2016
The Debussy Film (1965)

The Debussy Film (1965)
DVDRip | 640 x 480 | .MKV/AVC @ 608 Kbps | 1h 22mn | English MP3 128 kbps, 1 channel | 441 MB
Genre: Documentary

An actor is playing Claude Debussy in a film about the composer's life, and finds himself identifying with his subject very closely.
Arturo Toscanini · NBC Symphony Orchestra · All-Debussy Broadcast [13·14-Feb-53] 2CD set [RE-POST]

Arturo Toscanini · NBC Symphony Orchestra · All-Debussy Broadcast [13·14-Feb-53] 2CD set
EAC rip + Logs | Flac, IMG+CUE | 348 MB | Full 300 dpi Scans | WinRar [rec. rec 5%]
Label: Guild Historical | Cat.No. GHCD 2271-2 | Released 2004 | LP FonitCetra

This set presents the NBC Symphony broadcast of February 14, 1953, together with a rehearsal, from two days earlier, of one of the selections to be broadcast. The concert is an important one for those of us who love Toscanini because it marks the last time her performed what were probably his three favorite Debussy pieces. Not only are these Toscanini's last performances of these three great works; they are also his best-sounding ones. For the NBC Symphony broadcasts had been moved, in January 1951, from the rather dead and dry Studio 8H in the RCA Building at New York's Rockefeller Center to the sonic warmth of Carnegie Hall.
written by William H. Youngren
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.
Kashkashian, Magen, Piccinini - Tre Voci - Takemitsu, Debussy, Gubaidulina (2014) {ECM New Series 2345}

Kashkashian, Magen, Piccinini - Tre Voci - Takemitsu, Debussy, Gubaidulina (2014) {ECM New Series 2345}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 184 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 124 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2345 / 4810880
Classical / Chamber Music / Flute / Viola / Harp

Kim Kashkashian, who won a Grammy last year with her solo viola Kurtág/Ligeti disc, returns with a new trio. Tre Voci includes Italian-American flutist Marina Piccinini and Israeli harpist Sivan Magen. All three musicians have been acknowledged for bringing a new voice to their instruments. Kashkashian, Piccinini and Magen first played together at the 2010 Marlboro Music Festival, and agreed that the potential of this combination was too great to limit it to a single season.