Debussy - La Mer - Ravel - Daphnis Et Chloe - Karajan - Tulip Label Classical LP

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Debussy: La Mer Prelude A L'Apres-Midi D'un Faune
Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloe, Suite No. 2

Label: Deutsche Grammophon – 138 923 SLPM
Format: Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Printed in Germany · Imprimé en Allemagne · Impreso en Alemania
Liner notes in German, English and French
Tulip Label
Logo: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
Record: VG++
Cover: VG+ VG++ split one inch top and bottom edge
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Country: Germany
Released: 1965
Genre: Classical
Style: Impressionist, Modern


«La Mer»: Trois Esquisses Symphoniques

A1 De L'aube À Midi Sur La Mer (Vom Morgengrauen Bis Zum Mittag Auf Dem Meer)
A2 Jeux De Vagues (Spiel Der Wellen)
A3 Dialogue Du Vent Et De La Mer (Zwiesprache Des Windes Und Des Meeres)

«Daphnis Et Chloé», Suite N° 2

B1 Lever Du Jour · Pantomime · Danse Générale
Claude Debussy

B2 Prélude À L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune (Vorspiel Zum Nachmittag Eines Fauns)

Composed By – Claude Debussy (tracks: A1 to A3, B2), Maurice Ravel (tracks: B1)
Conductor – Herbert von Karajan
Engineer – Günter Hermanns
Flute [Soloflöte] – Karlheinz Zöller (tracks: B2)
Liner Notes – Constantin Floros
Orchestra – Berliner Philharmoniker
Producer – Otto Gerdes

Rights Society: GEMA
Rights Society: BIEM

First, they are supremely polished. Everything -- the quietest pianissimo, the tiniest detail, the trickiest balance, the loudest fortissimo -- emerges with precisely the right degree of emphasis. Second, they are super virtuosic. Everything -- the impossibly sustained flute playing of Karlheinz Zoeller in Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, the impossibly opulent 16 cellos in De l'aube à midi sur la mer, the impossibly loud final climax in the "Danse générale" at the end of Daphnis et Chloé, the improbably prominent strings at the close of Boléro -- is accomplished.

Third, although this may seem redundant, they are practically perfect. Every mark in the score is realized in Karajan and the Berlin's performances, and no one, not even Pierre Boulez, has illuminated this music so lucidly. So while it is both possible and reasonable to prefer performances that are light, elegant, and luminous, it cannot be denied that Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker have in these 1964 and 1966 recordings turned in performances of unqualified, if un-French, excellence.

Claude Debussy: La Mer; Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

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Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune / Karajan · Berliner Philharmoniker

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Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2

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Label Deutsche Grammophon