Claude Debussy

Some people call Claude Debussy a musical Impressionist, comparing his music with the paintings of Monet and Renoir. Others speak of him as a musical Symbolist, using sounds to stir feelings and sensations in the listener's mind in much the same way as Symbolists poets, such as Baudelaire and Verlaine, used words and phrases. Regardless of how one interprets Debussy's music, it undeniably has a subtle and a magical power over the imagination.

Claude Debussy was born 22 August, 1862, at St. Germain-en-Laye, France. From the age of ten on, Debussy was a brilliant student at the Paris Conservatoire de Musique, where he won the highest prizes for composition - including the Prix de Rome for his cantata L'Enfant prodique. He was also a rebel and would often alarm his professors by sitting at the piano and playing chords that broke every textbook rule. What he was beginning to do was search for a new musical language, and slowly but surely he found it.

He wrote for the piano as no one before him had ever dreamed of: Sometimes the notes were bunched together, while other times they were laced at the ends of the keyboard; and pedals were used to make notes and harmonies shift and blend. He found inspiration in the same images as those that attracted the French Impressionist painters - clouds, rain, wind, water, sunlight, and shadow. The result was a new and magical world of sound that inspired several generations of classical and jazz musicians.

By the time he was 18, during his summer vacations, the young Debussy was much in demand as a pianist at fashionable gatherings. Eventually his name reached the ears of the Russian socialite Madame Nadezhda von Meck, patron of Tchaikovsky, and the talented rebel joined her musical circle for a while.

Debussy had a history of stormy relationships with women. In 1889, while still a teenager, Debussy had begun a nine-year affair with Gabrielle Dupont. The partnership was punctuated with scandals, including a period when Debussy became engaged to the singer Thérèse Roger, as well as a suicide attempt by Gabrielle. Debussy married Lily Texier in 1899, but left her for Emma after five years. As a result, Lily attempted suicide. However, it seems the arrival of Chou-Chou, his daughter with Emma, in 1905, had a settling effect on Debussy. He and Emma married in 1908 and stayed together for the remaining ten years of his life.

Debussy reached his musical maturity during the closing years of the 19th century, when the Late Romantic period of Liszt and Wagner was coming to an end and many composers were looking for new musical paths to take. He took his inspiration from many artistic sources; Wagner's music, the art and music of the Orient, Impressionist painters such as Degas, poetry, and the sinuous lines and pastel shades of contemporary Art Nouveau. From these sources, he forged a musical style that is both original in its harmonies, rhythms, and musical tones, and often quietly beautiful.

Debussy's influence on the music of the 20th century, from the concert hall and opera house to the world of jazz, has been immense. His finest works, including his orchestral masterpiece La mer and many of his piano pieces, sound as original and effective today as they did a century ago.

Claude Debussy died of cancer on 25 March, 1918, at the age of 55.

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Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1880 Danse bohémienne L9 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1884 (From) L'Enfant Prodigue L57 3.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - L'année en vain chasse l'année Comments:
From the 1908 version:
L'année en vain chasse l'année

Victoria de los Angeles
Paris Concervatoire Orchestre cond. George Prêtre

1887 Printemps L61 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Suite Symphonique (1912?)

Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1887-1888 La Demoiselle Elue L62 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - La Demoiselle Elue Comments:

Elly Ameling - Soprano

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra cond. Edo de Waart

1886-1889 Petite Suite for piano 4 hands L65 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1886-1889 Petite Suite 4.00 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Petite Suite Comments:
Orchestrated by Henri Busser in 1909

Detroit Symphony Orchestra cond. Paul Paray

1886-1889 Petite Suite 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestrated by Henri Busser in 1909

Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1890 Ballade slave L65 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Part of Petite Suite
In 1903 republished as Ballade

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1890 Mazurka L67 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1890 Reverie L68 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1890 Tarantelle styrienne L69 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Republished as Danse in 1903

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1890 Valse romantique L71 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1890 Suite bergamasque L75 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1888-1991 Deux Arabesques L66 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1891 Marche ecossaise, sur une theme populaire, for piano 4 hands L77 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Name should actually be: Marche des anciens comtos de Ross.

Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano

1891 Marche ecossaise, instrumental version L77 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestrated by Debussy (1908)

Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1891 Marche ecossaise, instrumental version L77 4.00 stars LP
Comments:

Orchestrated by Debussy (1908)

Concertgebouw Orchestra cond. Eduard van Beinum

1892 Nocturne L82 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1893  String Quartet in G Minor L85 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - String Quartet in G Minor Comments:
This is one of the most beautiful works by Debussy. Although I prefer the String Quartet by Ravel, also on this recording. The recording - on the old Czech Supraphone label - is of high quality. The text on the sleeve mentions the humanizing function of the music. Well, let me think, yes this was before spring 1965. Remember the Prague Spring?

Vlach String Quartet.

1893  String Quartet in G Minor L85 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - String Quartet in G Minor Comments:
Another great performance by the Lasalle Quartet
1893 String Quartet in G Minor L85 4.50 stars CD
Comments:
A great performance by the Quartetto Italiano
1893 Prélude a l'Apres-midi d'une faun 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Version for piano 4 hands by Debussy

Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano

1892-1894 Prélude à l'après-midi d'une faune L86 4.00 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Prélude à l'Après-midi d'une faune Comments:

Detroit Symphony Orchestra cond. Paul Paray

1892-1894 Prélude a l'apres-midi d'une faun L86 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestre National de l'ORTF cond. Charles Munch
1892-1894 Prélude a l'apres-midi dúne faun L86 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1894 Images L87 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1899 Trois Nocturnes L91 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Trois Nocturnes Comments:

Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam cond. Eduard van Beinum

1899 Trois Nocturnes L91 4.00 stars CD
Claude Debussy - La Mer / Nocturnes (Thomas, Philharmonia et al.) Comments:
The Three Nocturnes is the very first classical work I have heard in a concert hall. (Concertgebouw Amsterdam around 1960). It was love at first sight.

Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Michel Tilson Thomas

1899 Trois Nocturnes L91 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1899 Trois Nocturnes (No 1 and No 2) 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Version for Piano Duet by Maurice Ravel

Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano

1894-1901 Suite: Pour le Piano L95 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

- Prelude
- Sarabande
- Toccata

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1901 Lindajara L97 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1901-1911 Unfinished Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra L98 3.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra Comments:
This was not a labor of love.
Debussy had been commissioned by a rich Bostonian socialite, who played the saxophone, to write a piece for that instrument and orchestra. This was an early case of new money paying for old culture.
Debussy never really finished the piece. It was orchestrated after his death by Roger-Ducasse.

Sigurd Rascher - Saxophone
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein
1901-1911 Unfinished Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra L98 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Arrangement for Saxophone and Piano by Wardy Hamburg

Wardy Hamburg - Saxophone
Nageeb Gardizi - Piano

1893-1902 Pelléas et Mélisande L88 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande [Erna Spoorenberg, Ernest Ansermet]] Comments:
This is a famous recording with Erna Spoorenberg as Mélisande.

Camille Maurane (baritone); Erna Spoorenberg (soprano); George London, Guus Hoekman (basses); Josephine Veasey (mezzo-soprano); and others

Choeur du Grand Théâtre de Genève
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande cond. Ernest Ansermet
Synopsis:

ACT I.
Legendary times in the mythical land of Allemonde. In a forest, Golaud, a widower and grandson of King Arkel, has lost his way while hunting. By a fountain he discovers a frightened girl, Mélisande. She too is lost and cannot explain who she is. Since night is falling, she reluctantly consents to follow him.

In Arkel's castle, Geneviève reads the blind old monarch a letter Pelléas has received from Golaud, his half brother. Golaud has wed Mélisande and fears to return home, since Arkel wished to choose his bride. The old man, however, accepts the union. When Pelléas enters, asking leave to visit a dying friend, Arkel reminds him that his own father is seriously ill and persuades him to remain to greet Golaud's bride.

From a castle garden Geneviève shows Mélisande the lofty forests of Allemonde and the sea beyond. Pelléas joins them as distant sailors' cries signal the departure of Mélisande's ship. Geneviève entrusts the girl to his care.

Deep in the park, Pelléas leads Mélisande to a well. Fascinated by her reflection, she allows her long hair to get wet. Then, childishly playing with her wedding ring, she drops it into the water. Tremulously she wonders what to tell Golaud. "The truth," counsels Pelléas as they leave.

Golaud lies in bed, tended by Mélisande. In the forest his horse bolted and threw him, he tells her, and for a moment he had the sensation of a great loss. As they talk, Mélisande suddenly begins to weep, saying she longs to leave the gloomy castle. Golaud, taking her hands to comfort her, notices the ring is missing. When she says she lost it in a grotto, he sends her after it, though she is afraid.

At the grotto entrance, Pelléas and Mélisande grope through the darkness so she will be able to describe the place to Golaud. As the moon appears, Mélisande is frightened by sleeping beggars and pleads to be taken away.

ACT II.
Mélisande, looking from her tower window, sings as she combs her hair. Pelléas approaches, and as she leans forward, her tresses fall over him. Pressing them to his face, he kisses them. Golaud breaks in upon the scene and chides them for playing like children.

In the dim vault below the castle, Golaud leads Pelléas to a yawning abyss, where the youth gasps for air.

As they emerge, Pelléas cries out in relief. Golaud warns him that Mélisande is expecting a child.

Beneath his wife's window, Golaud suspiciously questions Yniold, his little son by his first marriage, about Pelléas' attentions to Mélisande, but the boy can tell him nothing. When the window lights up, Golaud lifts the child to watch the couple, but Yniold sees nothing incriminating.

ACT III.
Pelléas finds Mélisande in one of the castle rooms and tells her he intends to leave the next day; agreeing to a final tryst at the fountain, they part. Mélisande returns with Arkel, who assures her that since Pelléas' father is recovering, the castle soon will be more cheerful. The old man is horrified when Golaud stalks in and, accusing Mélisande of infidelity, throws her to the ground. As Golaud rushes off, she sobs that he no longer loves her. Arkel says if he were God he would pity the hearts of men.

By the well, Yniold tries to lift a stone covering a ball he has lost. Distracted by sheep being led to slaughter, he leaves as night falls. Pelléas arrives, soon followed by Mélisande. Though afraid of being seen, they quietly declare their love. Mélisande spies someone in the shadows; the lovers desperately kiss. The enraged husband storms in, kills Pelléas with his sword and then pursues the fleeing Mélisande.

Arkel, the now remorseful Golaud and a Physician wait in the bedchamber where Mélisande, who has given birth prematurely, lies dying. She awakens with no recollection of violence and acknowledges no guilt in her love for Pelléas. Arkel and the Physician return with the baby, followed by serving women. Murmuring that she finds only sadness in her daughter's face, Mélisande quietly dies. Arkel leads the grieving Golaud from the room, observing that now it is the child's turn.

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1903 D'un cahier d'esquisses L99 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1903 From: Estampes, Jardins sous la pluie L100 4.00 stars LP
Comments:

One of the first digital recordings of a Bösendorfer Grand, no less.

Carol Rosenberger - Piano

1903 Estampes L100 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

- Pagodes
- La soirrée dans Grenade
- Jardins sous le pluie

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1904 Dances for Harpe and String Quintet L103 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
- Danse sacreé
- Danse profane

Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1904 Masques L105 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1904 L'isle joyeuse L106 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1904 Le Roi Lear L107 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1903-1904 Pièce pour piano L108 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1903-1905 La Mer L109 4.00 stars CD
Claude Debussy - La Mer / Nocturnes (Thomas, Philharmonia et al.) Comments:
Good performance, but it doesn't sound very "french".

Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Michel Tilson Thomas

1903-1905 La Mer L109 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - La Mer / Nocturnes (Thomas, Philharmonia et al.) Comments:
Debussy at his best in a very familiar setting.

Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam cond. Eduard van Beinum

1903-1905 La Mer L109 4.00 stars 7 CD
Comments:
Concertgebouw Orkest cond. Bernqard Haitink
1903-1905 La Mer L109 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1905 From: Images Set I, Reflets dans l'eau L110 4.00 stars LP
Comments:

One of the first digital recordings of a Bösendorfer Grand, no less.

Carol Rosenberger - Piano

1905 Images Set I, L110 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

- Reflet dans l'eau
- Hommage a Rameau
- Mouvement

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1907 From: Images Set II, Poisson d'or L111 4.00 stars LP
Comments:

One of the first digital recordings of a Bösendorfer Grand, no less.

Carol Rosenberger - Piano

1907 Images Set II, L111 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

- Cloches a travers les feuilles
- Et la luna descend sur le temple qui fut
- Poisson d'or

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1906-1908 Children's Corner L113 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
No 6: Golliwag's Cake-Walk

Peter Toperczer - Piano

1906-1908 Children's Corner L113 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
No 6: Golliwag's Cake-Walk

Tiny Wirtz - Piano

1906-1908 Children's Corner L113 4.00 stars CD
Arthur Bliss Comments:
No 6: Golliwag's Cake-Walk

Gloria Cheng - Piano

1906-1908 Children's corner L113 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

- Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
- Jimbo's lullaby
- Serenade for the doll
- The show is dancing
- The little shepard
- Golliwogg'd cake-walk

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1908 Children's Corner 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Instrumental version by Roger Caplet

Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1909 The Lttle Nigger L114 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1909 Hommage a Haydn L115 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1909-1910  Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra L116 4.00 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra Comments:
Debussy admired the clarinet.
The rhapsody was originally written for clarinet and piano.
Orchestration by Debussy.

Stanley Drucker - Clarinet
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein
1909-1910 Préludes, Book I, L117 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:
- Danseuses de Delphes Voiles 
- Le vent dans la plaine
- Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir' 
- Les collines d'Anacapri 
- Des pas sur la neige
- Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest 
- La fille aux cheveux de lin 
- La sérénade interrompue 
- La cathédrale engloutie 
- La danse de Puck 
- Minstrels

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1909-1910 From: Préludes livre I: Minstrels L117 4.0 out of 5 importance CD

Comments:

Paul Jacobs, Ursula Oppens - Piano

1909-1910 From Préludes livre I: La Cathédrale engloutie L117 4.0 out of 5 importance LP
Comments:

One of the first digital recordings of a Bösendorfer Grand, no less.

Carol Rosenberger - Piano

1910 La plus que lente L121 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1911 Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien L124 3.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Le Martyre de Saint sebastien Comments:
Incidental music to a play.

Suzanne Danco, Nancy Waugh, Lise de Montmollin
Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1906-1912 Images for Orchestra L122 4.00 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Images Comments:
Three parts:
Gigues
Ibéria
Rondes de printemps

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1906-1912 Images for Orchestra L122 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1906-1912 Images for Orchestra L122 4.00 stars DVD-R
Comments:
Three parts:
Gigues
Ibéria
Rondes de printemps

BBC Philharmonic cond. Juanjo Mena

Recorded from BBC Proms 2015

1912-1913 From Préludes livre II: Général Lavine. Excentric L123 4.0 out of 5 importance CD

Comments:

Paul Jacobs, Ursula Oppens - Piano

1912-1913 From: Préludes livre II: Ondine L123 4.0 out of 5 importance LP
Comments:

One of the first digital recordings of a Bösendorfer Grand, no less.

Carol Rosenberger - Piano

1912-1913 Préludes, Book II, L123 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:
- Brouillards 
- Feuilles mortes 
- La Puerta del Vino 
- 'Les Fées sont d'exquises danseuses' 
- Bruyères 
- Général Lavine - excentric 
- La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune 
- Ondine 
- Hommage a  S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C. 
- Canope 
- Les tierces alternées 
- Feux d'artifice

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1913 Jeux L126 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Jeux Comments:
Ballet

Suisse Romande Orchestra cond. Ernest Ansermet

1913 Jeux L126 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1913 La Boîte à Joujou L128 4.50 stars CD
Claude Debussy - La Boîte à Joujou Comments:
A ballet for children

Orchestrated by André Caplet

Basler Sinfonie Orchester cond. Armin Jordan
1913 La Boîte à Joujou L128 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1913 Syrinx L129 4.0 out of 5 importance CD

Comments:

Roger Bourdin - Flute

1913 Syrinx for Flute L129 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Chamber Music Comments:
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
1914 Six Epigraphes Antiques L131 4.00 stars CD
Claude Debussy - Six Epigraphes Antiques Comments:
Orchestrated by Ernest Ansermet.

1 - Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'ete
2 - Pour un tombeau san nom
3 - Pour que la nuit soit propice
4 - Pour la danseuse aux crotale
5 - Pour l'Egyptienne
6 - Pour remercier la pluie au matin

Basler Sinfonie Orchester cond. Armin Jordan
1914 Six épigraphes antiques L131 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Version for piano four hands

1 - Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'ete
2 - Pour un tombeau san nom
3 - Pour que la nuit soit propice
4 - Pour la danseuse aux crotale
5 - Pour l'Egyptienne
6 - Pour remercier la pluie au matin

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1914 Six Epigraphes Antiques L131 4.00 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Six Epigraphes Antiques Comments:
Version for piano four hands

1 - Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'ete
2 - Pour un tombeau san nom
3 - Pour que la nuit soit propice
4 - Pour la danseuse aux crotale
5 - Pour l'Egyptienne
6 - Pour remercier la pluie au matin

Walter and Beatriz Klein - Piano Quatre Mains
1914 Six Epigraphes Antiques for piano 4 hands L131 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1914 Berceuse heroique L132 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1914 Berceuse heroique L132 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Orchestral version by Debussy (1915)

Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

Part of Orchestral Works

1914 Berceuse heroique L132 4.00 stars LP
Comments:

Orchestral version by Debussy (1915)

Concertgebouw Orchestra cond. Eduard van Beinum

1915 Pièce pour le Vetement du blessé L133 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1915 En blanc et noir, for 2 Pianos L134 4.00 stars 2CD
Claude Debussy - Six Epigraphes Antiques Comments:
Martha Argerich - Piano
Stephan Kovacevich - Piano
1915 En blanc et noir, for 2 Pianos L134 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Michel Beroff - Piano
Jean-Philippe Collard - Piano
1915 Sonata for Violincello and Piano L135 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Maurice Gendron - Cello
Jean Francaix - Piano
1915 Sonata for Violincello and Piano L135 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Chamber Music Comments:
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
1915 Sonata for Violincello and Piano L135 4.00 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Sonata Comments:
Alain Meunier - Cello
Christian Ivaldi - Piano
1915 Sonata for Violincello and Piano L135 4.00 stars 8 CD
Comments:
Mischa Maisky - Cello
Martha Argerich - Piano
1915 Etudes L136 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:
- Pour les cinq doigts 
- Pour les tierces 
- Pour les quartes 
- Pour les sixtes 
- Pour les octaves 
- Pour les huit doigts 
- Pour les degrés chromatiques
- Pour les agréments 
- Pour les notes répétées 
- Pour les sonorités opposées 
- Pour les arpèges composés
- Pour ls accords 

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1915 Elégie L138 3.50 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

Part of a 8 LP set

1916 Sonate en trio, for Flute, Viola and Harp L137 4.50 stars CD
Claude Debussy - Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra Comments:
Melos Ensemble
1916 Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp L137 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Chamber Music Comments:

Boston Symphony Chamber Players

1916 Sonate en trio, for flute, viola & harp L137 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Roger Bourdin - Flute
Annie Challan - Harp
Colette Lequin - Viola
1916 Sonate en trio, for flute, viola & harp L137 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Trio Nobis
1916-1917 Sonata for Violin and Piano L140 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Arthur Grumiaux - Violin
Istvan Hadju - Piano
1916-1917 Sonata for Violin and Piano L140 4.50 stars LP
Claude Debussy - Chamber Music Comments:
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
1916-1917 Sonata for Violin and Piano L140 4.50 stars CD
Claude Debussy - Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra Comments:
Kyung-Wha Chung - Violin
Rado Lupu - Piano
Compilation Orchestral Works 4.00 stars 4 CD
Comments:

1 advise: Go and run to buy this fine set of recordings.
At least if you would like to give yourself a real treat.
These interpretions are MORE THAN worth their very modest price.
There is also the sentiment:
I have heard Martinon many times at the wonderful Saterday Matinee Concerts in Amsterdam.

Orchestre National de L'ORTF cond. Jean Martinon

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Compilation Works for Piano 4.00 stars 8 LP
Comments:

Jörg Demus - Piano

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