ALBUM TITLE: Debussy
WORKS: Pelléas et Mélisande
PERFORMER: Soloists; Yvonne Gouverné Choir;
CATALOGUE NO: 345 7702 Reissue (1943)
Désormière conducts the definitively French Pelléas, luminously textured but intense. Young protagonists Jansen and Joachim studied with Debussy’s repetiteur and the original Mélisande, Mary Garden, whose faint but magical recordings with Debussy himself are included.
Michael Scott Rohan.