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CLAUDE DEBUSSY 
la musique à moi 
 
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TERRA e ARIA  
 
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
la musique à moi 

A CD/Book about the first modern composer 
who paved the way for a transition to the 20th century in music


Interpreters:
Dionyssis Mallouhos (piano), Natalia Gerakis (flute), Myrsini Margariti (soprano)
Tassos Apostolou (bass), Mania Papadimitriou (recitation)

Released by: Utopia Records
Distributed by: Mikri Arktos
Recording: Spectrum Studio Athens, 10-15.09.13 
Recording producer: Vangelis Katsoulis


Recorded works
La fille aux cheveux de lin 
Nuit d'étoiles
La flute de Pan (Syrinx) 
Pour invoquer Pan dieu du vent d'été 
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune 
Pelléas & Mélisande 
Reflets dans l'eau 
Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque)
Clair de Lune (Fetes galantes I)

Golliwogg's cake-walk 
Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison 
Beau Soir 


The 150 years anniversary after Debussy's birth (1862-1918), was the occasion to turn a long-lasting confrontation with his music into a musical-theatrical performance. Debussy's music which, upon listening, would colour my childhood imagination, remained the most familiar and loved, however many new musical experiences were added to it.

Another opportunity, that of the customary Christmas Concert at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, gave the images, the emotions and several years of study the chance to be expressed on stage. Not, however, with yet another Debussy concert, but with a dramatized musical story, which tried to recount the composer's diversity, his music's sensitivities, his relationship with impressionist painters and symbolic poets, his tempestuous friendships and affairs, the love for his young daughter.

The excitement of the performance bore the wish to record it. And so we ended up with this album, adding to Debussy's fellowship Tassos Apostolou as Golaud (opera Pelléas & Mélisande).

What makes Debussy special? He searched for inspiration outside music itself, in dreams and impressions.“It would be good to see music...” he used to say characteristically, revealing his passion for colour and his visual approach to a form of art based mainly on sounds. He used innovative rhythm, harmony and orchestration, making him the first modern composer. He never compromised in order to secure a position in Parisian musical life, but put all his energy trying to find his own, authentic voice, his own Μusique à moi






TERRA E ARIA

Music for Flute and Harp
Interpreters: Natalia Gerakis & Ulrike Neubacher


Released by: Spektral Records/Germany
Executive producer: Musikkreis Springiersbach
Recording: Kloster Springiersbach 14-15.02.08
Recording producer: Felix Dreher



Audio samples
Debussy Syrinx
Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin
Fauré Morceau de concours

Händel Harfenkonzert Allegro
Gluck Orpheus & Eyridike
Mozart Variationen
Telemann Fantaisie Nr.1

Bach Sonate in E-Dur Adagio
Bach Sonate in E-Dur Allegro
Fauré Sicilienne
Ravel Habanera
Ibert Entr'acte

 

When the elements of Earth and Air form an ensemble
Like no other instruments, flute and harp together emanate a sense
of harmony and peace. Particularly in a period of French music, which
began at roughly the same time as the Impressionist art movement,
and on whose memories Jacques Ibert sustained himself, peace achie-
ves a scenic touch recalling its roots in an ancient shepherd idyll.
It is one of the special attractions of this CD that it allows the audience
to trace the rich facets that Fauré, Debussy and Ravel tried to use in
order to track down those roots and listen to them in contrast to the
rather courtly German composers of the 18th century. The acoustics
of the monastery church of Springiersbach (near Bengel, Rhineland-
Palatinate, Germany), where this CD was recorded, excellently support
this purpose. 
Klauspeter Bungert 


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