Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado Debussy : La Mer - Le Martyre de saint Sébastien

Debussy : La Mer - Le Martyre de saint Sébastien

Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado

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Released on June 22, 2018 by harmonia mundi

Main artist: Pablo Heras-Casado

Genre: Classical > Symphonic Music

Distinctions: 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik (November 2018) - 5 étoiles de Classica (September 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 8 tracks Total length : 00:56:59

    Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, L. 86 (Claude Debussy)
  1. 1 Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, L. 86

    Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor - Claude Debussy, Composer - Copyright Contol, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - ℗ 2018 harmonia mundi

  2. Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, Fragments symphoniques, L. 124
  3. 2 I. La Cour des lys

    Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor - Claude Debussy, Composer - Ed. Durand, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - ℗ 2018 harmonia mundi

  4. 3 II. Danse extatique. Final de l’acte I

    Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor - Claude Debussy, Composer - Ed. Durand, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - ℗ 2018 harmonia mundi

  5. 4 III. La Passion

    Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor - Claude Debussy, Composer - Ed. Durand, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - ℗ 2018 harmonia mundi

  6. 5 IV. Le Bon Pasteur

    Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor - Claude Debussy, Composer - Ed. Durand, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - ℗ 2018 harmonia mundi

  7. La Mer, trois esquisses symphoniques, L. 109
  8. 6 I. De l’aube à midi sur la mer

    Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor - Claude Debussy, Composer - Ed. Durand, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - ℗ 2018 harmonia mundi

  9. 7 II. Jeux de vagues

    Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor - Claude Debussy, Composer - Ed. Durand, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - ℗ 2018 harmonia mundi

  10. 8 III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer

    Philharmonia Orchestra - Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor - Claude Debussy, Composer - Ed. Durand, MusicPublisher Copyright : © 2018 harmonia mundi - ℗ 2018 harmonia mundi

About

Moving from Palestrina to Boulez with stupefying ease, Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado is interested in all music, beyond boundaries of epochs and styles. For this album, recorded as part of the publications planned by French label harmonia mundi to mark Debussy's centenary, Heras-Casado is conducting the famous London Philharmonic Orchestra, which, much like him, can happily play all sorts of music. It's a classic programme: the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, which shows off the splendour of Samuel Coles's flute, and La Mer, shimmering and diaphanous, but whose rising tide gracefully carries all before in the train of the the London orchestra's flamboyant brass. Rarer are the symphonic extracts from the The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, a somewhat ill-starred work, a kind of ballet-oratorio for solo vocalists, mixed choir and symphonic orchestra that Debussy had written for the dancer Ida Rubinstein, based on a fashionably outdated text by Gabriele D'Annunzio. The original work, in five acts, lasted five hours and was threatened with a ban by the Archbishop of Paris, who was shocked by the heathen representation of the young Sebastian, who resembled a beautiful Adonis. This transfiguration, in fact already made by many painters of the Italian Renaissance, was surely too much for the era, and the work had no success, in spite of the beauty of Debussy's music. Only the "symphonic fragments", recorchestrated by André Caplet, survived the shipwreck. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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Recorded January 2018, London, Henry Wood Hall & Royal Festival Hall

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