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concert Sergiu Celibidache conducts Ravel and Debussy Münchner Philharmoniker

Münchner Philharmoniker

Sergiu Celibidache conducts Ravel and Debussy Münchner Philharmoniker


Filmed in Cologne two years before his death in a Ravel-Debussy programme, the old lion gives his musical legacy.

With all the contained authority and still noticeable strength of an old lion, Sergiu Celibidache, eighty-two years old the evening of this concert in Cologne, conducts with a finger, an eyebrow and a nod of the head, the hypnotised musicians of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. It was with this formation, of which he was the musical director from 1980, that the conductor of Romanian origin was recorded on May 13 and 14, 1994, two years before his death on August 14, 1996.

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  • Maurice Ravel, Alborada del gracioso (version for Orchestra)
  • Claude Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Maurice Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole
    • 1. Prélude à la nuit
    • 2. Malagueña
    • 3. Habanera
    • 4. Feria
  • Claude Debussy, Ibéria (Images pour orchestre No. 2)
    • 1. Par les rues et par les chemins
    • 2. Les parfums de la nuit
    • 3. Le matin d'un jour de fête
  • Maurice Ravel, Boléro


  • Directed by:
    • János Darvas
  • Venue: Kölner Philharmonie (Cologne, Germany)
  • Production date: 1994
  • Recording date: 1994
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min
  • Production: © Metropolitan
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