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 | RS.com | 505MB
Label:DG | Year of release: 1992 | DDD
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 | Rls.date: 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.
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
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.
Pierre Boulez, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera - Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande (2002/1992)

Pierre Boulez, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera - Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (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.
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.