Prelude to the Afternoon Archive
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird; The Rite of Spring; DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, cond. by Paavo Järvi, Blu-ray (2012)
A first class recording and performance of these familiar works.
DEBUSSY: La Mer; Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Images – Orch. Nat. de France/ Daniele Gatti – Sony
The Debussy orchestral wine here dispensed in glowing new bottles, as Gatti reveals a sympathy for this composer that ranks with any of the ‘Old School’ conductors.