Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande

A 20th Century Opera Collection - Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande - Abbado (Re-up)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Pelléas et Mélisande - Claudio Abbado - Wiener Philharmoniker
Opera | Early 20th Century | 2CD | EACRip | APE+LOG+CUE | Covers | | 505MB
Label:DG | Year of release: 1992 | DDD
Fauré - Rotterdam PO / Zinman - Requiem, Pavane, Pelléas et Mélisande (1975/1979, 1987 remaster, Philips # 420 707-2)

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem / Pelléas et Mélisande / Pavane
Elly Ameling / Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Jean Foumet / David Zinman
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 218 MB | Full Artwork: 78 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips "Silver Line" # 420 707-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"This nicely presented disc offers a thoughtfully planned Fauré programme, and brings the beautiful Pelléas et Mélisande music before a wider public, alongside the more popular Requiem and Pavane. In fact the performance (and recording too) of Pelléas is more successful than those of the other items. David Zinman chooses appropriate tempi to allow the essential sensitivity of the elusive subject of forbidden love to be felt through some of Fauré's most beautiful music. And full marks to the Rotterdam orchestra, who play quite wonderfully in music which does not exactly encourage us to acknowledge their virtuosity. Jill Gomez is on top form, too, in Mélisande's song…" ~musicweb-international

Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Dolly / Ozawa  Music

Posted by Berthold_80 at Nov. 22, 2009
Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Dolly / Ozawa

Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Dolly, etc / Ozawa
Deutsche Grammophon | 25 Oct. 1990
Lossless: EAC | ape (img + cue) | log | 204 MB
Lossy: Easy CD-DA Extractor | mp3 | 320 kbps | 146 MB
William Wallace - Creation Symphony / Pelléas and Mélisande / Prelude to The Eumenides - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Martyn Brabbins

William Wallace - Creation Symphony / Pelléas and Mélisande Suite / Prelude to The Eumenides - BBC Scottish Symph. Orch. - Brab

Genre: Classical | Type: FLAC | Avg. bitrate: 494 Kb/s | Size: 300 MB | Length: 73:29 | Label: Hyperion Records | Year: 1997

Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 31, 2016
Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)

Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.71 Gb+2.21 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 158 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Peter Stein staged the work for Welsh National Opera in 1992 and won universal praise, as did Pierre Boulez for his conducting. Within austere, wholly appropriate sets, beautifully lit by Jean Kalman, Stein catches the very essence of this singular and elusive piece. Each of the 15 scenes is given its own distinctive décor in which the action is played out on several levels – high for the tower scenes, low for the eerie, subterranean grottoes, for instance. A masterstroke is the subtle evolution from one scene to another in view of the audience, offering a visual counterpoint to the interludes. Stein sees that Debussy's instructions are scrupulously observed. In fact, as a whole, this is an object-lesson in modern staging. Stein and his collaborators reflect the ebb and flow of crude realism and fragile dream-life that permeate the score, which Boulez has identified as lying at its heart. Director and conductor worked closely with each other over a six-week rehearsal period, something unlikely to occur today, so Boulez's interpretation is in complete accord with the staging, his musical direction at once direct and luminous, timbres finely balanced one with the other.
Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Bertrand de Billy, Natalie Dessay) [2009]

Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (Bertrand de Billy, Natalie Dessay) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.10 Gb + 4.13 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch,Italiano, Espanol | 163 min | +3% Recovery

Soprano Natalie Dessay leaves the dizzy heights of Bellini’s Amina, Donizetti’s Marie and Massenet’s Manon to inhabit the more discreet emotional and vocal world of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with a cast of fellow francophones…
Fauré: Pavane, Pelléas & Mélisande / Neville Marriner  (1990)

Fauré: Pavane, Pelléas & Mélisande / Neville Marriner (1990)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 205 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Decca | Time: 42:14

Pelleas et Melisande is Faure's finest set of incidental music, and Marriner catches very well its supple movement, its rise and fall of intensity. His performance of Masques et bergamasques has similar virtues.

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.

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.