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Australian Eloquence CD 4802316 - Ansermet conducts Honegger Symphonies etc Ernest Ansermet
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Ernest Ansermet - Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande


Ernest Ansermet - Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande (Decca 480 0133)
SKU: 14838
AU $13.59

Label: Decca Cat. No.: 480 0133 Medium: CD No. Discs: 2

This was the first of two recordings by Ernest Ansermet of Pelleas et Melisande, a work he conducted several times on stage. This recording was made in April 1952 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere. In his liner notes, Juan Pons observes: 'In this recording we can hear Ansermet's best qualities: subtlety, clarity, a well-blended orchestral sound, constant support, and a respect for the real rhythm of the music. We can hear a warmth which is never ill-considered and the desire for utterly natural instrumental colour.' Pelleas was a cornerstone in the careers of most of the soloists on this recording. Many performed it with Ansermet who himself conducted the work nine times with his Suisse Romande Orchestra. The booklet includes a track-by-track synopsis, an overview of the recording by Juan Pons, as well as a probing essay on the opera by Ansermet himself which was printed with the first LP issue of this recording.

"...a gripping performance of this elusive opera...This is surely a set which anyone interested in the opera should possess" - MusicWeb International.

A Decca Eloquence 2-CD set in the Decca Ansermet Legacy series.

Artists: Suzanne Danco, Pierre Mollet, Heinz Rehfuss, Andre Vessieres, Helene Bouvier, Flora Wend, Derrik Olsen.
Composers: Debussy.
Conductors: Ernest Ansermet.
Orchestras: L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1915)

Pelleas et Melisande

Suzanne Danco
Pierre Mollet
Heinz Rehfuss
Andre Vessieres
Helene Bouvier
Flora Wend
Derrik Olsen
A shepherd / The doctor

Servants, beggars

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet
Medium: CD
No. of Discs: 2
SKU #: 14838
Label: Decca
Catalog #: 480 0133
Price: AU $13.59   

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