Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Pascal Rophé – Debussy Orchestrated (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

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Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Pascal Rophé – Debussy Orchestrated (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:46 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Classical
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With the present recording, Pascal Rophé and his Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire pay tribute to their great countryman, Claude Debussy – but not with the standard orchestral fare. “Debussy Orchestrated” paints a portrait of a light-hearted composer, seen through the eyes of two of his collaborators, Henri Büsser and André Caplet, who transferred the works recorded here from the keyboard to the orchestra.
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Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Pascal Rophé – Debussy Orchestrated (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:46 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © BIS

With the present recording, Pascal Rophé and his Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire pay tribute to their great countryman, Claude Debussy – but not with the standard orchestral fare. “Debussy Orchestrated” paints a portrait of a light-hearted composer, seen through the eyes of two of his collaborators, Henri Büsser and André Caplet, who transferred the works recorded here from the keyboard to the orchestra.

In Petite Suite, composed for piano four-hands in 1899, Debussy makes allusions to Fêtes galantes by Paul Verlaine, the poet who so often inspired him. Büsser’s orchestration of this light and pleasant suite was made in 1907, and obviously pleased Debussy, as he later entrusted him with making an orchestral version of Printemps.

As for Children’s Corner and La Boîte à joujoux, it is probably fair to say that the composer’s main inspiration was his own daughter, Claude-Emma, born in 1905. Both works are dedicated to her, and it is easy to imagine that some of the characters that appear in Children’s Corner had their counterparts among her toys.

Letting toys come alive in a ballet was the idea that illustrator André Hellé a few years later presented to Debussy with La Boîte à joujoux. The piano version of the piece was published, with Hellé’s illustrations, in time for Christmas in 1913 and Debussy began orchestrating it the following year, but died before he could complete the task. His friend André Caplet – who had already orchestrated Children’s Corner – took over and the ballet was finally premièred in December 1919.

Tracklist:

01. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Petite suite, L. 65 (Arr. H. Büsser for Orchestra): I. En bateau (04:21)
02. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Petite suite, L. 65 (Arr. H. Büsser for Orchestra): II. Cortège (03:32)
03. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Petite suite, L. 65 (Arr. H. Büsser for Orchestra): III. Menuet (03:20)
04. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Petite suite, L. 65 (Arr. H. Büsser for Orchestra): IV. Ballet (03:27)
05. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – La boîte à joujoux, L. 128 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): Prélude (02:03)
06. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – La boîte à joujoux, L. 128 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): No. 1, Le magasin de jouets (11:06)
07. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – La boîte à joujoux, L. 128 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): No. 2, Le champ de bataille (09:03)
08. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – La boîte à joujoux, L. 128 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): No. 3, La bergerie à vendre (06:20)
09. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – La boîte à joujoux, L. 128 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): No. 4, Après fortune faite (01:47)
10. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – La boîte à joujoux, L. 128 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): Épilogue (01:32)
11. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Children’s Corner, L. 113 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (02:41)
12. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Children’s Corner, L. 113 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): II. Jimbo’s Lullaby (03:54)
13. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Children’s Corner, L. 113 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): III. Serenade for the Doll (02:51)
14. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Children’s Corner, L. 113 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): IV. The Snow Is Dancing (02:53)
15. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Children’s Corner, L. 113 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): V. The Little Shepherd (02:37)
16. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire & Pascal Rophé – Children’s Corner, L. 113 (Arr. A. Caplet for Orchestra): VI. Golliwog’s Cake-Walk (03:14)

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