Emmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg - Debussy: La Mer; Images

Emmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg - Debussy: La Mer; Images
Release Date:
2009
Duration:
58:21
Styles:
Orchestral
Album:
Debussy: La Mer; Images
Genre:

Given the hundreds of recordings by the greatest conductors and orchestras of the past century, it's perhaps surprising that a new recording by a less than well-known orchestra and conductor would have something new to tell us about Debussy's perennially popular La Mer and Images pour orchestre. But Emmanuel Krivine and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg have delivered superlative accounts of both works that do indeed tell us something new. The performances are superbly played and conducted, with vivid colors but clean textures, buoyant tempos but poised balances, and cogent forms but ecstatic expressivity. There are plenty of details audible here that are usually glossed over, but they always fit their context and never overwhelm the main argument. The interpretations do more than merely render the notes; they make the case for both works being among the most expressive and moving in the French orchestral repertoire. The rapture at the end of La Mer and the sensuality in Images are not simply pasted onto the music, but grow out of it. Captured in open and natural digital sound by Timpani, this recording deserves to be heard by anyone with a fondness for the works.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
La Mer, symphonic sketches (3) for orchestra, L. 109
1. De l'aube à midi sur la merEmmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg8:46
2. Jeux de vaguesEmmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg6:56
3. Dialogue du vent et de la merEmmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg8:23
Images (3), for orchestra, L. 122
1. GiguesEmmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg7:23
2. Iberia. Par les rues et par les cheminsEmmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg6:41
2. Iberia. Les Parfums de la nuitEmmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg7:44
2. Iberia. Le Matin d'un jour de fêteEmmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg4:37
3. Rondes de printempsEmmanuel Krivine / Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg7:51

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