Debussy: Prélude à 'L'après-midi d'un faune' / La Mer (CD)
'This is the one piece I would like to conduct when I am old', reads Claudio Abbado's entry in his diary, aged eight. He was speaking of Debussy's Nocturnes. He continued to, and recorded it in 1970, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, at whose Tanglewood Festival in 1958 he had won the Koussevitzky Prize.
Trois Nocturnes Boston Symphony Orchestra New England Conservatory Chorus Lorna Cooke DeVaron, chorus-master Claudio Abbado Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Images pour orchestre Boston Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas