Debussy Centenary Discoveries

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Debussy Centenary Discoveries
Jean-Pierre Armengaud (piano), Cyrille Dubois (tenor), Natalie Pérez (soprano), Olivier Chauzu (piano), Ensemble Les Essenti'elles

[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

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Debussy Centenary Discoveries offers new insights into a captivating, inventive and influential musical genius.

Each recording on these 3-CDs is in some way a first: Chanson des brises and Diane aux bois make their debut appearance in any form; the unfinished opera La Chute de la Maison Usher is heard just as Debussy left it; the Chansons de Charles d'Orléans appear in their original version, while Debussy's transcriptions of his own Jeux and Khamma, and of works by Schumann, Raff and Saint-Saëns, are also new to the catalogue. Pianists Philippe Cassard and Jean-Pierre Armengaud are among the musicians who lead this fascinating voyage of discovery.


Diane au bois
La chute de la maison Usher
Chanson des brises
Jeux, L. 133b (Arr. Debussy)
Le roi Lear (King Lear): incidental music, L107
Saint-Saëns / Transc. Debussy: Symphony No 2
Saint-Saëns: Étienne Marcel: (Transc. Debussy for 2 Pianos)
Raff: Raff / Transc. Debussy: Humoreske in Walzerform, Op. 159
Schumann / Transc. Debussy: 12 Klavierstücke für kleine und grosse Kinder, Op. 85: IX. Am Springbrunnen