Debussy: L’Enfant Prodigue; Ravel: L’Enfant et les Sortilèges CD review – odd pairing, superb playing
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Briot/Stutzmann/Gauvin/Alagna/Radio France PO and Choir/Franck(Erato)

A rather curious pairing of early Debussy and mature Ravel – the one a cantata to an utterly banal text, the other a one-act opera with a beautifully crafted libretto by Colette – whose only connection seems to be the mention of a child in their titles. L’Enfant Prodigue was the score with which Debussy secured the prestigious Prix de Rome in Paris in 1884. Even though he revised it in 1908, it has always remained on the...

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