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Pierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Pelléas Et Mélisande

Album 1991 on Sony Classical label
Classical (Opera, Romantic)

3 x CD set in a "fatboy" double jewel-case and with a 172pp libretto booklet and with an outer cardboard box case. Notes and synopses in French, English, German and Italian; French libretto text with English and German translations. "Consists of previously released material" This recordings was enhanced using 20-bit technology for "high definition sound". (P) 1970 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (C) 1991 Sony Classical GmbH Manufactured in Austria/Printed in Holland Recording: EMI Studios, London, England, December 1969 and January 1970 Total running times: CD1: 57:49 CD2: 33:40 CD3: 62:58

     
Musicians
PortraitPierre Boulez p, voc, 1925-2016 FR
conductor, album by
PortraitClaude Debussy p, 1862-1918 FR
album by
PortraitElisabeth Söderström voc, 1927-2009 SE
soprano vocals, mélisande, album by
PortraitGeorge Shirley voc, *1934 US
tenor vocals, pelléas, album by
PortraitDonald McIntyre voc, *1934 NZ
baritone vocals, golaud, album by
PortraitDavid Ward voc, 1922-1983 GB
bass vocals, arkel, album by
PortraitYvonne Minton voc, *1938 AU
contralto vocals, genevieve, album by
Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
chorus, album by
PortraitOrchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden GB
orchestra, album by
Dennis Wicks voc, 1928-2003 GB
bass vocals, a doctor/a shepherd
Anthony Britten voc, GB
countertenor vocals, yniold
PortraitMaurice Maeterlinck 1862-1949 BE
libretto by
PortraitJacques-Émile Blanche FR
painting, portrait of debussy
PortraitPaul Myers g, p, 1932-2015 GB
sleeve notes, english translation of libretto
Stewart Spencer
sleeve notes, english translation
Susan Kunst-Elliott
sleeve notes, english translation
Odile Demange
sleeve notes, french translation
Marielle Ostendorf
sleeve notes, german translation
PortraitDenis Herlin FR
sleeve notes, introductory notes, original french
Claudio Maria Perselli
sleeve notes, italian translation
Giovanni Ciani
sleeve notes, italian translation
Barbara Bode DE
sleeve notes, synopsis, original german
Producers
Douglas Robinson chorus master
Sony Music Photo Library photography by
Archivio Garzanti photography by, photo of portrait of debussy
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Act OnePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
2Scene I. A ForestPierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden12:26
3Scene II. A Room In The CastlePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden10:18
4Scene II. In Front Of The CastlePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden6:42
5Act TwoPierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
6Scene I. A Fountain In The ParkPierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden10:10
7Scene II. A Room In The CastlePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden13:31
8Scene III. Outside A CavePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden4:33
9Act ThreePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
10Scene I. One Of The Castle TowersPierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden14:05
11Scene II. The Castle VaultsPierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden4:33
12Scene III. A Terrace At The Entrance To The VaultsPierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden5:08
13Scene IV. In Front Of The CastlePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden9:53
14Act FourPierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
15Scene I. A Room In The CastlePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden3:15
16Scene II.Pierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden16:06
17Scene III. A Fountain In The ParkPierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden4:00
18Scene IV.Pierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden14:40
19Act FivePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
20A Room In The CastlePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden24:51
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