La Mer, Ma Mère l'Oye (2017)

Ravel, Debussy

Het Gelders Orkest

Antonello Manacorda

If any composer could be described as an impressionist, it might certainly be Claude Debussy. But if any composer were ever averse to that description, it would also be Debussy. In his own words: “I’m trying to do ‘something different’ – a type of reality – which imbeciles call ‘impressionism’.” However, consciously or otherwise, impressionism occupied him, in the sense of compositions that offered an impression rather than a clear image. This started with the reputation gained by his symphonic poem Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune, which drew its inspiration from a poem by the symbolist writer Stéphane Mallarmé, a subject also used by the impressionist painter Edouard Monet for one of his paintings. In Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), he even succeeded in writing an entire impressionistic opera. His most famous orchestral work however was undoubtedly La Mer, written between 1903 and 1905.

Read more

Antonello Manacorda

Antonello Manacorda has been Principal Conductor of Kammerakademie Potsdam since 2010 and Principal Conductor of Het Gelders Orkest in The Netherlands since 2011. He also has many regular guest conducting relationships which include the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony and Orchestra della Svizzera Italia. He has also worked with a number of other orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Zürich Chamber Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker and Staatskapelle Weimar. In the coming seasons he will be conducting the Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Gothenburg Symphony. 

 

Manacorda has also been a regular guest at the Aldeburgh Festival appearing there in 2008, 2010 and 2012. From 2003-06 Antonello Manacorda was Artistic Director for chamber music at the Académie Européenne de Musique du Festival d’Aix en Provence. His first appointment as principal conductor was in 2006 with I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan. 

Het Gelders Orkest

 

Tradition and innovation – two key features of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra. In the tension created between these two concepts, we pass on our passion for live classical music to young and old alike. Eighty-five musicians come together in a major, authoritative symphony orchestra at the highest level. The orchestra’s ambition is to bring enjoyment of live symphonic music to audiences in Gelderland and beyond. This is why we organise 100 symphonic concerts each year, alongside family concerts, educational concerts and special participation projects for amateur musicians. We also record several (live) CDs every year. Through these activities, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra reaches an audience of more than 400,000 people. The orchestra’s innovative activities set it apart and have won it a large number of accolades. The Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra recently introduced its “LAB” series, a breeding ground for musical initiatives. The youthful and successful Antonello Manacorda has been Chief Conductor of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011.

Read more

La Mer, Ma Mère l'Oye (2017)

Ravel, Debussy

Het Gelders Orkest

    MusicWeb International

The climax at the end of De l’aube à midi sur la mer is terrific, the dancing rhythms of Jeux de vagues are well observed and played with infectious vitality, and the grim struggle of the final Dialogue du vent et de la mer has plenty of drama.

Dominy Clements[read full review]

La Mer, Ma Mère l'Oye (2017)

Ravel, Debussy

Het Gelders Orkest

Cables: Siltech
Editing Software: Pyramix
Mastering Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Mastering Room: Avalon
Microphones: Sonodore
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording location: Muzenzaal Musis (Ravel) & Parkzaal Musis (Debussy), Arnhem (the Netherlands)
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD

Quality & Channel Selection
Select Quality and Channels to calculate the price below More info

Quality

  • DXD
  • 64fs
  • 128fs
  • 256fs

Channels

This album is available as ST+MCH download (Stereo + Multichannel)
For albums, lower DSD bit rates (128 and/or 64) are available at no surcharge. This does not apply for DXD selection.
Album Download duration price
CC72757: La Mer, Ma Mère l'Oye
00:54:55   Select quality & channels above
Tracks.
1.
La Mer, Trois esquisses symphoniques - I. De l’aube à midi sur la mer
Debussy
00:09:50   Select quality & channels above
2.
La Mer, Trois esquisses symphoniques - II. Jeux de vagues
Debussy
00:07:22   Select quality & channels above
3.
La Mer, Trois esquisses symphoniques - III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Debussy
00:09:02   Select quality & channels above
4.
Ma Mere loye - Prélude
Ravel
00:03:18   Select quality & channels above
5.
Ma Mere loye - Tableau I - Danse du Rouet et Scène
Ravel
00:03:40   Select quality & channels above
6.
Ma Mere loye - Tableau II - Pavane de la Belle au Bois dormant
Ravel
00:02:39   Select quality & channels above
7.
Ma Mere loye - Tableau III - Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
Ravel
00:05:09   Select quality & channels above
8.
Ma Mere loye - Tableau IV - Petit Poucet
Ravel
00:04:49   Select quality & channels above
9.
Ma Mere loye - Tableau V - Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes
Ravel
00:04:53   Select quality & channels above
10.
Ma Mere loye - Apothéose - Le Jardin féerique
Ravel
00:04:13   Select quality & channels above

User Reviews

Other albums from this label