Thursday, April 21, 2011

Debussy - Le Martyre de St Sebastien, Iberia – Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra

 


 

 

 

 

Review:

This is an outstanding work and recording! It is a work on level with Pelleas et Charles Munch Melisande. It bridges the abyss between the sacred and profane in our lives. Sonically, it is fabulous with wonderful solo voices and and atmospheric chorus, and most especially the narration of Charles Munch himself! He adds so much presence and reality to the entire performance. This work is not very well known like Pelleas or Apres-midi d'une faune, but it is totally worth our attention and recordings like this will preserve its entry into the repertoire. 

 

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2 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, a conductor I truly admire. Many thanks Otto - and keep up the very fine work.

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  2. Thank you Michael. Very nice to hear from you!

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