Debussy Edition Praised
In honour of Claude Debussy’s 150th birthday, Universal are releasing an eighteen-CD collection of what Andrew Clements in the Guardian has called ‘among the dinest Debussy recordings ever made’, featuring artists such as Pierre Boulez, Martha Argerich and Arturo Michelangeli. The compilation not only draws on Universal’s Deutsche Grammophon, but also on the Decca and Philips catalogues, now part of Universal. From Clements’ review:
The compilations released to mark the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth this year, this is the most treasurable. As a survey of the music of perhaps of the greatest 20th-century composer it could hardly be bettered, especially within recordings from a single label, or rather, a single group of labels, for as well as Deutsche Grammophon recordings it also includes material from Philips and Decca, which are all now part of the Universal stable.
Published on 3 July 2012