in USA - January, 1971
from Themes and Conclusions, pages 175-177:
I have been listening to the new recording of Pelléas. But the performance is disappointing and will no doubt increase the demand for the old Ansermet album. A non-French-speaking cast imposes too great a handicap, Pelléas being the unique opera in which diction is a decisive element. The diction, here at least, affects not only colour but pitch and rhythm. And while the performance is … more >>
Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 175-177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450191632756 accessed: 2 December, 2023
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'Pelléas et Mélisande'
written by Claude Debussy
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|