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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4 (CD)

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4 (CD)

Respighi: Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome / Debussy: La Mer (CD)

Respighi: Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome / Debussy: La Mer (CD)

Debussy: La mer, Ibéria, Images & 6 Épigraphes antiques (CD)

Released in the year of Claude Debussy’s death centenary, this album demonstrates the exceptional harmonic and coloristic richness of his music. The centerpiece of the album is ‘La Mer’ (1903- 1905), a musical realization of the composer’s “sincere devotion to the sea” that revolutionized orchestral composition in the early twentieth-century. Ibéria takes the listener on a trip to Spain, whereas the ‘Six Épigraphes antiques’ (1914), here performed in the orchestration of Rudolf Escher, evoke ancient Greece and Egypt. The biggest novelty on this album is Colin Matthews’ new, lush orchestration of ‘Images. Book 1’ (1901-1905), one of Debussy’s most-cherished piano works. With this Debussy collection, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and its Music Director Gustavo Gimeno continue their acclaimed PENTATONE series of composer portraits that already featured monographs of Shostakovich, Bruckner, Ravel, Mahler and Stravinsky.
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Audio CD
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD

Track Listing
La Mer (1903-1905)
1 I De L'aube A Midi Sur La Mer (From Dawn To Midday On The Sea)
2 II Jeux De Vagues (Play Of The Waves)
3 Dialogue Du Vent Et De La Mer (Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea)

Ibéria (1905-1908)
4 Par Les Rues Et Les Chemins (Through The Streets And The Paths)
5 Les Parfums De La Nuit (The Fragance Of The Night)
6 Le Matin D'un Jour De Fête (The Morning Of A Festival Day)

Images. Premier Livre (1901-1905)
Orchestrated By – Colin Matthews
7 I Reflets Dans L'eau (Reflections On The Water)
8 II Hommage A Rameau (Tribute To Rameau)
9 III Mouvement (Movement)

Six Épigraphes Antiques (1914)
Orchestrated By – Rudolf Escher
10 Pour Invoquer Pan, Dieu Du Vent D'été (To Invoke Pan, God Of The Summer Wind)
11 Pour Un Tombeau Sans Nom (For A Nameless Tomb)
12 Pour Que La Nuit Soit Propice (In Order That The Night Be Propitious)
13 Pour La Danseuse Aux Crotales (For The Dancer With Crotales)
14 Pour L'Egyptienne (For The Egyptian Woman)
15 Pour Remercier La Pluie Au Matin (To Thank The Morning Rain)
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