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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.
Bizet: Symphonie in C • Jeux d'Enfants • Debussy: Danses - Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1977)

Georges Bizet: Symphonie in C • Jeux d'Enfants • Claude Debussy: Danses pour harpe et orchestre*
Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, *Vera Badings (harp)

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~235 Mb
Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes • Jeux (Poème Dansé) - Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1979)

Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes • Jeux (Poème Dansé) - Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~183 Mb
Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Fantaisie; Rapsodies; Danses, Sarabande etc. (1995)

Claude Debussy: Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone
Premiere Rapsodie, Danses, Sarabande, L'isle Joyeuse, La Plus que Lente, Clair de Lune
Anne Queffélec, piano; Christopher King, clarinet; Rachel Masters, harp
Gerard McChrystal, saxophone; Derek Bell, cimbalom solo
Ulster Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 7018 | Time: 01:13:28

Taken from the best Debussy cycle to appear in the CD era, these repackagings gather the items that one-disc-at-a-time buyers tend to miss. Playing combines flair, care, and great musical enjoyment. High points include the superb Anne Queffélec as solo pianist in the Fantaisie and some rare items: the Rapsodie for alto sax, the whimsical orchestration of La plus que lente featuring cimbalom, and piano pieces scored by other hands. The Ulster Hall acoustic is spacious but clear.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra &  Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 68:00 minutes | 996 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The greatest virtue of Bernard Haitink's live recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 in E major with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is its stunning clarity, a characteristic noted in several of the conductor's other concert recordings, but one which is of paramount significance in this captivating CD. Bruckner's symphonic music has long been interpreted as architectural in form, and conductors have often let small details of articulation, dynamics, and tone color fall by the wayside while concentrating on the larger matters of structure and pacing.
LSO / Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Serenade No.2, Symphony No.3 (2004) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Serenade No.2, Symphony No.3 (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.21GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.1GB + 5% Recovery

The 1st & final movements of Brahms’s 3rd Symphony contain some of the most dramatic music he was to compose, yet both end serenely & enclose 2 beautiful inner movements. The equally exquisite Serenade No 2, unusually scored for wind instruments, violas, cellos & double basses, was 1 of his own personal favourites & both receive superb performances under Bernard Haitink in the 3rd part of his internationally acclaimed LSO Live Brahms cycle.
London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink – Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink – Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 2.03GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 703MB + 5% Recovery

Loaded with German Romanticism & including variations on a Bach cantata, Brahms’ final symphony is a remarkable example of his mastery of symphonic composition. A rich, warm work that builds on a sense of movement & intensity right up to the final bars. This release also represents the completion of Bernard Haitink’s celebrated LSO Live Brahms cycle that has included the symphonies, Double Concerto, Tragic Overture & Serenade No 2.
London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No.4 (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No.4 (2011)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 4.06GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.07GB + 5% Recovery

Bernard Haitink & London Symphony Orchestra started their Bruckner cycle with this album. Haitink’s previous releases on LSO Live (Beethoven: Complete Symphonies & Triple Concerto & Strauss: Ein Alpensinfonie) are very good, & now he continues this line. Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognised as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor.
London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016) [DD 24bit/96kHz]

London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 658MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, B&W Society of Sound

The Piano Concerto No. 2 is also Beethoven in classical mode, using an orchestra that would have suited a Mozart piano concerto equally well. What marks it out from other classical works of the time are the solo outbursts in each of the first two movements. In the first, a contrapuntal cadenza with exciting modulations takes us into new and more individual territory, in which the keyboard becomes absolutely the composers focus; in the second we are treated to some powerful, improvisatory solos. The last movement, a rondo with a highly rhythmic main theme in 6/8, manages to introduce a descending chromatic progression towards the end and closes with the piano oscillating rapidly between major and minor chords (a light hearted conclusion to the piece, but one which taxes every pianist).

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.