L'Enfant prodigue, Symphony No. 3 "Liturgique" H 186

Composers: Claude Debussy, Arthur Honneger
Conductor: André Cluytens
Soloist: Jeanine Michaeu, Pierre Mollet, Michel Sénéchal
Chorus: Coro RAI di Torino
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Torino
Genre: Choral Music
Label: Archives
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: yes
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 43059-2
Total Time: 63:54
Recordingdate: 04.05.1962
Technologie: Remastered 24bit/96kHz
Release Date: Mai 05


ARTS is proud to release a unique and as yet undiscovered true rarity: a recording of Debussy’s L’Enfant prodigue, directed by no less than the great musician André Clytens. 

Written by Claude Debussy to a libretto by Edouard Guinand, this „Scène lyrique“ re-tells the Biblical story of the return of the Prodigal Son in a series of arias, ensembles and orchestral interludes. 

For this performance Clytens brought together three prominent singers: the soprano Jeanine Micheau, the baritone Pierre Mollet and the tenor Michel Sénéchal. 

Furthermore the memorable artist conducts the Symphony No 3 Liturique from Arthur Honegger. This recording is surely also to be named as unique because there is absolutely no work from Honegger included in the broad legacy from André Clytens. 

Don’t miss this recording! An absolute treasure!

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
No. 1 - Prélude (Orchestre)
L' Enfant prodigue
Composer: Claude Debussy
02.23 0,99 €
No. 2 - Récit et Air de Lia
L' Enfant prodigue
"L' année en vain chasse l' année"
04.34 0,99 €
No. 3 - Récit de Siméon
L' Enfant prodigue
"Eh bien, encore des pleurs?"
00.50 0,99 €
No. 4 - Cortège er air de danse (Orchestre)
L' Enfant prodigue
Composer: Claude Debussy
04.12 0,99 €
No. 5 - Récit et Air de Azael
L' Enfant prodigue
"Ces Airs joyeux, ces chants de fête"
05.42 2,00 €
No. 6 - Récit de Lia
L' Enfant prodigue
"Je m' enfuis..."
02.38 0,99 €
No. 7 - Duo (Lia et Azael)
L'Enfant prodigue
"Ouvre les yeux à la lumière"
05.18 2,00 €
No. 8 - Récit et Air de Siméon
L' Enfant de prodigue
"Mon fils est revenu!"
03.40 0,99 €
No. 9 - Trio
L' Enfant prodigue
"Mon coeur renaît à l'espérance"
05.37 2,00 €
I - Dies Irae (Allegro marcato)
Symphony No. 3 "Liturgique" H 186
Composer: Arthur Honneger
06.52 2,00 €
II - De profundis clamavi (Adagio)
Symphony No. 3 "Liturgique" H 186
Composer: Arthur Honneger
11.47 3,00 €
III - Dona nobis pacem (Andante)
Symphony No. 3 "Liturgique" H 186
Composer: Arthur Honneger
10.05 3,00 €


Musik & Markt (09.11.2006)

"brilliant and colorful allurement.... expressive soloists"

MUSICA (20.04.2006)


Amadeus (09.02.2006)

"Cluytens offers a perfect and wonderful reading of the youthful cantata "L'Enfant prodigue". Even stronger are the results with the powerful and dazzling interpretation of Honegger"

klassik.com (09.02.2006)

"The cast of characters is excellent.... a perfect interpretation of this extensive work"

FonoForum (09.02.2006)

"... a so far undiscovered treasury with an outstanding discographical value... prominet singer.... never ending deversivied sound expansion... an enritchment for the catalogue that makes us hope that ARTS will continue their discovery journey in the same way"

Opèra international (09.02.2006)

5 notes from Opèra international

Diapason (09.02.2006)


MUZYKA 21 (09.02.2006)

5 Satrs from MUZYKA 21

Pizzicato (09.02.2006)

"two overall fascinating interpretations.... to be sure one of the best (or even the best) interpretation of this music... in every part convincing.... excellent and well balanced singer"

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