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Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Leonard Bernstein, Boston Symphony Orchestra: great compsitions/performances

Claude Debussy – Prelude a l’apres midi d’un Faune (Prelude to the afternoon of a Faun)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prelude a l’apres midi d’un Faune 

“The music of this prelude is a very free illustration of Mallarmé‘s beautiful poem. By no means does it claim to be a synthesis of it. Rather there is a succession of scenes through which pass the desires and dreams of the faun in the heat of the afternoon. Then, tired of pursuing the timorous flight of nymphs and naiads, he succumbs to intoxicating sleep, in which he can finally realize his dreams of possession in universal Nature.”

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Spanish National Orchestra
Josep Pons – Conductor

Preludio a la siesta de un Fauno
Orquesta Nacional de Espana
Josep Pons – Director de orquesta