DEBUSSY BRITTEN MERCURE
Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted his orchestra with disconcerting ease, fully blending with it into one harmonious whole. — Le Monde de la Musique
ATMA Classique have reissued its critically acclaimed recording of La Mer : Debussy, Britten, Mercure in stereo format. Recorded in 2007 by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain, La Mer garnered five stars from the French magazine Diapason, which declared, What is immediately apparent in Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Debussy is its meticulousness, its almost chamber-music like transparency, and its subtle shading. Pierre Mercure's Kaléidoscope was also praised for its formidably contrasted reading Under Yannick Nézet-Séguin's baton, the work's constantly shifting emotional climate combines tragic grandeur with the most cheerful lightness.
La Mer revisits a live concert program performed by the Orchestre Métropolitain during its 2006-2007 season. What genius Britten shows in his four interludes from the opera Peter Grimes. [ ] Nézet-Séguin recreates the exact context of each scene portrayed, from the depths of the ocean to the sky-shaking tempest. [ ] The young conductor ends with Debussy's La Mer, [ ] a very impressive performance, sometimes lyric, sometimes livid, always detailed. (La Presse) It was pure delight to hear Pierre Mercure's Kaléidoscope played with such emotion. (The Gazette)
In 2020, Yannick Nézet-Séguin succeeds James Levine to become the third Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Nézet-Séguin is the Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a post he assumed in September 2012. He is also Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal.
Since Yannick Nézet-Séguin assumed the role of the artistic director in 2000, the Orchestre Métropolitain's reputation for passion and its drive for excellence have continued to grow — at home and abroad.
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