Debussy

Debussy
Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918), known since the 1890s as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy, was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.

Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of nontraditional tonalities. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.
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Debussy

Debussy

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918), known since the 1890s as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy, was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a...
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DEBUSSY Ibéria

Recorded in 1950
Duration: 16:54

Le Grand Orchestre Symphonique de L'I.N.R.,
Conductor: Franz André

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DEBUSSY La Mer
RAVEL La Valse
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
Recorded in 1951 & 1953
Total duration: 67:41 

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
conductor Ernest Ansermet

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DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande

Live broadcast performance, 1962
Total duration: 2hr 37:06
Additional 15 minute Ansermet interview included with downloads

George London - Golaud
Anna Moffo -
Mélisande
Nicolai Gedda -
Pelléas
Blanche Thebom -
Geneviève
Jerome Hines -
Arkel
Teresa Stratas -
Yniold
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
conducted by Ernest Ansermet

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BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 1: Haydn, Lalo, Debussy
BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 2: Mendelssohn, Ghedini, Dvořák
BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 3: Addison, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Gounod

Recorded live in 1959

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

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HAYDN Symphony No. 101, "Clock"
LALO Symphony in G minor
DEBUSSY Cortège & Air de Danse from L'enfant prodigue

Recorded live in 1959
Total duration: 58:42

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

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LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1
Solo works and transcriptions of music by Debussy, Falla, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, Wagner, Weber

Studio recordings, 1928-1936
Total duration: 1hr 58:16

Alexander Brailowsky, piano
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Julius Prüwer

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RAVEL String Quintet in F major (1902)
DEBUSSY
String Quintet in G minor (1893)

Recorded 1940, Liederkranz Hall, New York
Total duration: 54:11

The Budapest Quartet

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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Coq d'Or - suite
STRAVINSKY
 Firebird Suite
RAVEL Ma Mère l'Oye - Suite
Music by Glinka, Liadov, Debussy

Acoustic HMV recordings 1921-24
Total duration: 70:19

Albert Coates, conductor

London Symphony Orchestra

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BACH (arr Elgar) - Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
BEETHOVEN - Gratulations-Menuett
BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus - Overture
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 'Choral'
TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 5
TCHAIKOVSKY - Francesca da Rimini
BORODIN - Prince Igor - Ballet
MOZART - Symphony No. 41, 'Jupiter'
MOZART - Der Schauspieldirektor - Overture
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 7
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
TCHAIKOVSKY March Slave
TCHAIKOVSKY
 Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
GLINKA
 Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Coq d'Or - suite
STRAVINSKY
 Firebird Suite
RAVEL Ma Mère l'Oye - Suite
Music by Glinka, Liadov, Debussy

STRAVINSKY Petrushka Ballet
BORODIN
 Prince Igor - excerpts
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
 Czar Sultan - Suite
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
 May Night - Overture
MUSSORGSKY
 Khovanshchina: Persian Dances

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    CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28
    DEBUSSY
    Preludes, Book 1

    Recorded between 1930 and 1934
    Total duration: 67:31

    Alfred Cortot, piano
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    DEBUSSY La Mer
    DEBUSSY Images I & III
    DEBUSSY Printemps
    DEBUSSY Nocturnes

    Recorded 1939-1952
    Total duration: 77:37

    Boston Symphony Orchestra/Koussevitzky
    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Monteux
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Beecham
    Paris Conservatoire Orchestra/Fournet

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    DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande

    Recorded in Paris in 1941
    Total duration: 2hr 34:23

    Irene Joachim
    Jacques Jansen
    Chorus Yvonne Gouverne
    Orchestre Symphonique
    Roger Désormière, conductor