Good Debussy?
October 23, 2004 9:21 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for some good Debussy. (MI)

I like Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (and Images, but that's neither here nor there). The recordings I have of it, though, are a bit indistinct; I thought that was the way it was supposed to be until I heard a version on college radio that was a lot faster, clearer -- just better overall; you could hear more things in it. Does anyone know who recorded that version (or know of any other, similar versions)?
posted by Tlogmer to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
What recordings are yours?
posted by kenko at 9:39 AM on October 23, 2004

Cleveland orchestra.
posted by Tlogmer at 3:59 PM on October 23, 2004

I should blab here before this completely falls off the map: the Naxos collection of recordings generally provides a very good bang for the buck: an excellent recording of a solidly good/great symphony/orchestra. No big recognizable names (and hence the expense of hiring bignames can go toward getting a good recording and mix). Cheap, too.

So I think you'd do well to hunt up a Naxos CD with Debussy's works as a starter.

Also, Tomita did a Debussy album. His interpretation is fun and unusual, and well worth a listen.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:49 PM on October 24, 2004

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